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life in Medieval age


Domain The land controlled by a ruler or a lord; synonyms= fief, manor, feudal estate; lord's estate.
Charter A written grant of rights and privileges by a ruler or government to a community, class of people or organization; town council can buy charter from monarch; this lets town council set their own taxes instead of monarch setting takes.
Guild An organization of people in the same craft or trade.
Apprentice A person who works for an export in a trade or a craft (guild) in return for being trained; usually begins at age 7; this person receives skills but not money.
Journeyman A person who has learned a particular trade or craft but has not become an employer or master.
Commerce The buying or selling of goods; business or trade.
Jew A descendant of the ancient Hebrews, the founder of the religion of Judaism; also, any person whose religion is Judaism.
Leprosy A skin and nerve disease that causes open sores on the body and can lead to serious complications and death; highly contagious and prevalent in the middle ages.
Bubonic plague Bubonic plague A deadly contagious disease caused by bacteria and spread by fleas, rats, trade and unsanitary living conditions.
Trial by ordeal A system by which a person is required to submit to a dangerous test in order to prove his or her innocence.
Trial by combat A system by which a person is required to win a fight in order to prove his or her innocence.0
Common law Rulings made by judges became part of a kingdom's or nation's legal system; created to create consistency between fiefs within kingdom so that people understood laws and could predict consequences.
Minstrel A singer or musician who sang or recited poems played on a harp or other instrument.
Mystery Play A type of religious drama in the Middle Ages based on stories about the bible.
Miracle Play A type of religious drama in the Middle ages based on stories about saints.
Flanders A religion in northern europe that was famous for producing fine wool; current-day Belguim and the Netherlands.
Cobbler A guild member who worked with leather to make things like shoes, belts and bags.
Solar A sunny room on the second level of a manor or wealthy person's home; a room where people gathered to embroider and talk; equivalent of todays living room.
Lute A stringed instrument that looks like a guitar- a popular source of music in the Middle Ages.
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