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Characteristics of agriculture in Britain before the agrarian revolution Lesson 1.
1. Feudalism was practiced.
What is Feudalism? It refers to loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own
lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord. The feudal kings had plenty of land; but they could not control it all. So they gave land to lords (nobility) in exchange for protection, loyalty and money. Nobility then gave Part of their land to the serfs
(peasants) who would work on it and give part of their crops to the local (land) lord, for letting them farm the land.