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Chivalry: Demanded that a knight fought bravely for 3 masters. Also protected the weak and the poor.
Tournaments: Combined recreation with combat training. Was for amusement to the crowd
Epic poems: Recounted a hero's deeds and adventures. Were usually very long.
Troubadours: Traveling poet musicians at the castles and courts of Europe.
Women's role in society: Most women were powerless, thought being inferior to men.
Peasant women: Endless labor in home and in the fields, bore children and took care of their families.
Noblewomen: Could inherit an estate from her husband.
A knights training: Sons of nobles who began training for knighthood at the age of 7. Around the age of 14, he would become a squire, like a servant to a knight. At the age of 21, he was ready to be a full-fledged knight.
Warriors role: They got land in exchange for military services.
Technology Changes in warfare Saddles enabled the rider to stay firmly seated and stirrups enabled him to ride and handle heavier weapons.
Mantlet: Shielded soldiers.
Battering ram: Made of heavy timber with sharp metal tip/Swung like a pendulum to crack castle walls or to knock down a draw bridge.
Siege tower: Had a platform on top that lowered like a drawbridge/could support weapons and soldiers.
Trebuchet: Worked like a giant slingshot/propelled objects up to a distance of 980 feet.
Tortoise: Moved slowly on wheels/Sheltered soldiers from falling arrows.
Mangonel: Flung huge rocks that crashed into castle walls/propelled objects up to a distance of 1,300 feet.
Knights: Armored horsemen.
The code of Chivalry for knights glorified both combat and_____ Love.
Clergy: Bishops, priests and the Pope
Sacraments: Important religious ceremonies.
Canon law: Marriage and religious practices.
Two church punishments were: Excommunication and interdict.
Lay investiture: Ceremony in which kings and nobles appointed church officials.
Holy Roman Empire: Strongest state in Europe until about 1100.
All medieval Christians kings, and peasants alike were all subjects to ________: Canon law
Created by: RobbyD