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Chapter 2 Vocab

Medieval Ages Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Feudalism The feudal system provided people with protection and safety by establishing a stable social order, under which people were bound to one another with promises of loyalty.
barbarian A person belonging to a tribe or group that is considered uncivilized.
Roman Catholic Church The Christian church headed by the pope in Rome.
pope The bishop of Rome and supreme leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
monarch A ruler, such as a king or queen.
fief Land granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and service.
manor A large estate, including farmland and villages, held by a lord.
divine right The belief that God gives monarchs the right to rule.
noble A person of high rank by birth or title.
duke The highest type of European noble, ranking just below the prince.
hierarchy A system of organizing people into ranks, with those of higher rankings having more power and privledges.
chivalry The medival knights code of ideal behavior, including bravery, loyalty, and respect for women.
Who Was William the conqueror? A powerful duke from Normandy who believed he had the right to the throne. So William and his army invaded England and defeated his brother Harold in the battle of Hastings.
What was a serf? An slave that is not free.
What is a page? It was the first step to becoming a knight, and were expected to help ladies in every way possible
What is a squire? It was the second step towards becoming a knight, and learn all of the essential skills for a knight to have.
Who was Charlemagne? One of Romes best leaders who was eventually named the emperor of Rome
What were the jobs of medieval ladies? To keep the house clean and to raise the children.
What church helped Charlemagne build his empire The Roman Catholic Church.
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