Those who labor made up about 90% of the population. Manorialism- social and economic system by which the lord of the manor exploits his manor over the peasants can be thought of as small farming communities. Manor is the peasant village and its fields and commons. Leader of the manor was a clergy or was a full-time soldier. Peasants on the manor generate an income for you. Abbott is the head of a monastery, owned a lot of land serfs= unfree peasant farmers, indentured servants, bound to this soil. They could not leave the land unless they paid enough to the lord. Luttrell psalter- a book produced for a wealthy land owner a book of devotion contained images about peasant life. Gender division of labor - men went into the fields and worked women ran the household, fed animals. Peasants owned giant chickens, they were chained down so they wouldn"t be stolen or lost.