ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

landed nobility

Landed nobility refers to people who own lots of land and are given a special title by the government because of their wealth and status. Think of it like being a king or queen, but on a smaller scale!

When someone becomes part of the landed nobility, they are often given a special name like "Duke" or "Countess" depending on how important they are. They also get to dress up in fancy clothes and live in a big, fancy house called a castle.

Because owning land was seen as a really important and valuable thing in the past, being a member of the landed nobility was a big deal. These people had a lot of power and influence over others who didn't own as much land as they did.

However, nowadays, owning land isn't as valuable as it used to be and being a member of the landed nobility isn't quite as important. It's still pretty cool, but not as powerful!