It is my position that the traits of Feudalism have been displayed within the movie, “Robin Hood.
” Feudalism began between the 8th and 9th centuries.
They had to seek the protection of the lords, who had armies of their own.
To expand ones power and wealth, lords would make alliances with other nobles. Within the fief, the vassal was the highest authority. Some were single estates just big enough for a knight and his family. This service was usually limited to forty days a year.
In the movie, “Robin Hood,” played by actor Russell Crowe mentions that since the king, Richard the Lionheart, was killed in the battle against Phillip the II of France, he and his merry med would not be compensated for their service to Richard the Lionheart in battle.
If you thought it was hard getting wages from him when he was alive, try getting wages from a dead king (Robin Hood). Feudalism was a set of political and military customs in Medieval Europe.The vassal also had to pay for the arming of the lords oldest son when he became a knight.Vassals pledged to pay the ransom for their lord in the event of his capture during war.In the years of King Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) there lived a brave and intelligent man called Robin Hood.He was a feared outlaw, who loved liberty and hated oppression.He took the law into his own hands and robbed the rich to give to the poor.People loved him and thought of him as a justice-maker.In time he acquired a heroic reputation and came to represent the ideal of heroism of his age.Stories about him and his closest friends Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian may be found in the time.In the movie, “Robin Hood,” Lady Marion gives an example of Feudalism when she speaks of her five thousand acres of land.Sir Walter Loxely refers to this land in the later part of the movie as land awarded to her husband for his service in protecting and fighting for the king of England.