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History Lesson 2

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Middle Ages A period in European history between a.d. 500 and about the 1400s.
feudalism Starting in Europe around a.d. 800, a system for organizing and governing society, based on land and service.
feif In Middle Ages, a property given to a vassal in exchange for loyalty.
vassal In Middle Ages, a noble who usually was given a feif in exchange for loyalty.
serf In Middle Ages, a person who was bound to work on a noble's manor.
manor In Middle Ages, a large self-sufficient estate granted to a lord and worked by serfs.
chivalry The qualities of the ideal kinght, including politeness, bravery, honor, ond protecting the weak.
Magna Carta A legal document written by English lords in 1215 that stated certain rights of the barons, merchants, and clergy, which limited the power of the king.
Charlemagne born- a.d. 742, died- a.d. 814, A Frankish king and emperor from 800 to 814
William the Conqueror born- a.d. 1027, died- a.d. 1087, Duke of Normandy; in 1066 he became the first Norman king of England.
Eleanor of Aquitane born- a.d. 1122, died- a.d.1204, Queen of France and later of England; encouraged development of medieval art, potery, and culture.
King John Once king of England, in 1215 was forced to sign the Magna Carta.
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