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Middle Ages 1

Early Middle Ages

TermDefinition
topography The shape and elevation of land in a region.
Middle Ages A period that lasted from 500-1500 in Europe.
medieval Referring to the Middle Ages.
monks A religious man who lived apart from society in an isolated community.
Patrick Christian Saint, he converted the people of Ireland to Christianity.
monasteries A community of monks.
Charlemagne King of the Franks, he was a brilliant warrior and strong leader. He was crowned emperor of the Romans in 800.
knights A warrior in medieval Europe who fought on horseback.
vassal A knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land in medieval Europe.
feudalism The system of obligations that governed the relationships between lords and vassals in medieval Europe.
William the Conqueror Powerful French noble who conquered England, he brought feudalism to England
manor A large estate owned by a knight or lord.
serfs A worker in medieval Europe who was tied to the land on which he or she lived.
chivalry The code of honorable behavior for medieval knights.
Created by: Coach Ariza