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Why was it so important for a knight to take a vow of loyalty to his lord?

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Why was it so important for a knight to take a vow of loyalty to his lord?

The Middle Ages:

Knights were a type of warrior. They ranked below barons in the feudal structure. The code which developed that guided the proper behavior of knights was called chivalry.

Answer and Explanation:

It was important for a knight to take a vow of loyalty to his lord in order to ensure fidelity to that lord. Often, a knight would receive a fief (plot of land) in exchange for his vow. This was the basis of the feudal system.


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