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Middle Ages Review

famine a shortage of food
armor protective clothing worn by a knight
castle home to a king, lords, and their families. Also used as a area of protection for the people living on a manor
chivalry the rules of behavior expected of a knight
fief land held as a result of an agreement between a vassal and his overlord
lord person who owned and controlled land
manor a self-sufficient estate or farm belonging to a noble family.
noble members of the wealthiest class (other than the king)
peasants poor but free people who lived on a manor and farmed the land
serf Poor person who farms, but is not free.
vassal A person who served the lord in exchange for land
monastery Where monks lived, prayed and studied
clergy church officials
feudalism the social structure of the middle ages
knight A soldier in the middle ages
guild a group of merchants or craftspeople
manorialism life in and around a manor
plague a contagious quick-spreading disease
black death a type of plague that occurred in medieval times
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