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What did a knight get paid?

A knight got his money from plundering a city or town after a battle. His lord would give him pieces of land that had been conquered. The other thing a knight would get was praise, honour, and a high position at court. You can imagine that, if he did a good job for his lord, a knight could become quite rich!

Knight building a castle

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