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MIddle Ages

Vocab Set

Feudalism A Social system in medieval Europe
"Caste" System Middle ages had a rigid class structure with the king on top , nobility, knights, peasants, and finally
Nobles Landed gentry such as dukes and barons that were given manors in exchange for providing protection in the form of castles and knights back to the king
Knights Part of the warrior class
Peasants The lower class that worked for land
Serfs The lowest labor class that works on the manor in exchange for protection
Manor The castle and the surrounding lands
Magna Carta Document signed in 1215 that limits the rights of the english monarch
Black Death / Black Pague The Bubonic plague that originated in china and was carried by fleas on rat to Europe where it killed 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 of the population
Medieval Describes the period of the middle ages from 500 - 1200 AD in Europe
Charlemagne The best known Frankish king over the holy roman empire. known for his stance on education
Vikings Germanic people from Scandinavia who often raided western Europe on longships during AD 800s and 900s Due to the growing population and poor farmland
Monastery A Building where religious Monks lived and worked Convent is the female version or Nuns
Crusades A Series of christian military expeditions from 11th - 13th centuries to recapture the holy land from the Muslims
Sacred Religious
Secular Not Religious
Page The first step of knight hood around age 7
Squire The Second age of knighthood about age 14
Chivalry A Code of behavior for a knight including fairness and respect for women
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