What Does Feudalism Mean?

Feudalism was practiced throughout medieval Europe. The word derives from a German word “fihu” which means property. It was usually land that was referred to when practicing feudalism. This exchange of land for favors or services was the central premise behind feudalism. Two titles associated with feudalism: lord and vassal. The vassal was the guy accepting the lands and he was expected to be faithful to the lord. The lord would often have many vassals protecting his property from invaders. In exchange, the vassals, as a part of a large group of men serving the same lord, were protected by the lord’s power as a land baron. Some feudal lords held estates that were the envy of kings.  Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)


The Guild (Book 2)


The Last Quadroon (Book 3)


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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