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  1. Squire
  2. Peasant
  3. Archers
  4. Trebuchet
  5. Illumination
  1. a A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles. Worked like a giant sling.
  2. b The second stage of becoming a knight. Involving assisting a knight in battle, preparing and maintaining their equipment and learning martial [fighting] arts.
  3. c Along with pikemen, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
  4. d Before the invention of printing all books had to be written out by hand. This was a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, and could take months or years and refers to the use of bright colours and gold to embellish initial letters or to portray entire scenes.
  5. e Also referred to as serfs and villeins. Poor farmers who worked and were often tied to the land.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. An act which was seen as necessary in order for sins to be forgiven. It involved going to a priest and receiving forgiveness or a penance.
  2. The term for 'leaving empty'; part of the Medieval 3 field system. A field was left empty in order to allow it to regain nutrients.
  3. Along with archers, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
  4. Fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.
  5. A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.

5 True/False Questions

  1. BarbariansA tower or walled gatehouse on the approach to a castle, especially one at a gate or drawbridge.


  2. SiegeThe process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.


  3. Domesday BookA Medieval punishment which was usually used against women. It involved being placed on a stool on a long lever and being repeatedly dipped into a river or pond.


  4. HellThe eternal punishment of separation from God, reserved for those who die in mortal sin and are unrepentant.


  5. HaywardThe person left by a Feudal Lord as his lieutenant on a manor should he be away. This person oversaw the running of the estate.


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