Feudalism was a political and military arrangement between a lord of the Middle Ages and his vassals. A decentralized form of governing, it began in France approximately 900 AD and eventually reached England, Spain and the rest of Western Europe.
France by the Normans from the time they first settled there in about 900AD. It was a simple, but effective system, where all land was owned by the king. One quarter was kept by the king as his personal property, some was given to the church and the rest was leased out under strict controls. Each group of people had certain duties and obligations to perform. The King The king was in complete.