Texas Southern University Definition of Feudalism Discussion Brothers In Arms – Scene 3
The Normans catch up with Conan at Dinan. During the battle soldiers on horseback throw lances, and others try to set fire to the defences. Conan surrenders. He passes the keys of Dinan to William on the point of a lance. As a reward for his services, William honours Harold with the gift of arms. This ceremony would have been seen as making William Harold’s overlord – an important event from the Norman point of view.
Then, using it as an example, answer the following question: