If you like knights in shining armour, kings, queens, lords, ladies, and plagues, BrainPOP UK’s got a topic you’ll love! In this educational, animated movie on feudalism, Tim and Moby explain the system of promises and obligations that kept European society stable during the Middle Ages. Discover how the mighty Roman Empire broke apart into small, independent kingdoms, and how rulers kept their territories strong by giving land to people who pledged to support and protect them. Learn about the rich medieval lords who benefitted from the system with great privileges, as well as the poor serfs who suffered, performing backbreaking labour for very little reward. Finally, find out how the Black Death helped end the feudal system, and how Europe took its first tentative steps toward modernity. Some 90 per cent of the medieval population was completely uneducated—but you don’t have to follow in their footsteps. So click on this movie and learn!