What is the "Great Chain of Being"?
The great chain of being is a social ranking based on birth status and how “close you are to god. Goes god, priests / clergy, nobles and then peasants, all about the privileges and obligations you have in your standing
What are the obligations and privileges of priest/clergy
own large lands with serfs, make laws, own courts, don’t pay taxes, entrusted with spiritual wellbeing, give money to king, no inheriting or passing down
allowed to petition to king if feeling like treatment is unjust, use commons, must pay taxes, do long term military service, work for lords, pay fees to the lords
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