Your footnote is diametrically opposite of reality. In feudalism, not only was everything - literally everything - owned by the nobility and ultimately the king, but even the people were owned. Peasants had virtually no leisure time and didn't own a single thing that couldn't simply be taken by the nobility for whatever reason. This included the sweet young thing you were planning on marrying. They got to screw her first if they wanted. And they got to hang you if you uttered an objection. You would LONG for the inequity of a house or apartment with TV, car and fridge with someone living in a big friggin' mansion instead of someone living in a fabulous castle and you in a hut with not a damned thing.