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Middle Ages Vocab

Feudal System the system of protection and loyalties in the Middle Ages
serf a poor person who works on a farm and is not free
vassal a person who served the king in exchange for land
lord a wealthy land owner
monarch the top position in the feudal government; also known as a king or queen
king has all power and provides land to the nobles
nobles provide money and knights to the king
knight protect the king and provide military services
peasant lowest in the Feudal System
pope head of the Catholic Church
squire noble boy learning to be a knight
apprentice person learning a craft or trade from a master
page noble boy who works for the lord carrying messages
monk a holy man devoted to the Catholic Church
crusader a Christian soldier during the Middle Ages
tapestry often hung on walls during Middle Ages
manor noble family's home
joust dangerous sport played on horseback
coat of arms how noble families were identified; often put on shields & homes
invaders outsiders who would fight over land
Created by: joshua.mitchell
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