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4th Feudalism

4th - Feudalism

Feudalism a system of government in which land is exchanged for loyalty and services
manor the estate over which a lord had control; also the lord's house on an estate
fief a plot of land exchanged for loyalty to a ruler
homage honor or respect given to someone of higher social status
King and Queen the leaders of feudalistic society
vassal a person who received land from a ruler and in return promised aid and loyalty.
lord a superior member of the feudal society who had control over a manor
lady the wife of a lord
peasant a farm worker
serf a farm worker who was bound to live and work on his lord's land
three field system a method of farming where crops were rotated yielding greater output annually
fallow an unplanted field, the third year in the three field system when a field is left to recover
knight a military servant of a feudal King or Lord
Code of Chivalry a set of rules for knights
tournament s staged battle fought by knights for money and honor without intention to wound or kill
pageboy a young boy in the first stages of training to become a knight
squire a personal servant to a particular knight
fortress a large fortified place that includes a castle and often a town
castle a large building often surrounded by a fortress
keep a square structure, designed to be the strongest part of a castle where inhabitants could retreat to in the event of an attack
courtyard the open space inside a castle's keep
drawbridge a bridge made to be raised up and let down so as to permit or hinder passage
moat the ditch surrounding a castle often fill with water.
Created by: ekahl5 on 2011-11-03

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