Politics, faith and weapons are three levels of history
Сommoners pray to God from morning to night, they need help – this is the level of religion.
Aristocrats want to take their place at court, intrigue are in here – it is a level of politics.
The king, in turn, can not hold power without arms. The power of the 4th level of history rests on knowledge and technology, which gives them an uncomromising advantage.