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How were the nobles and the clergy similar in Medieval Europe?

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How were the nobles and the clergy similar in Medieval Europe?

The Middle Ages:

During the Middle Ages, there were three basic classes in society: the nobility, the clergy and the peasants. The system by which most of medieval functioned under was called feudalism.

Answer and Explanation:

The nobles and the clergy were both privileged classes in medieval European society. Many of the members of the clergy were even drawn from the noble classes. They were also among the few in Europe who could read or write.

Both the nobles and clergy were divided into tiers. The highest nobleman was the king or emperor. The highest clergyman was the pope.


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