5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Harold Godwinson
- a The King of England at the time of the Norman Conquest. Traditionally believed to have died with an arrow through his eye.
- b An armoured soldier mounted on horseback.
- c 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.
- d Used to grind grain. In the Middle Ages, this was usually found near a stream which was used to power the device.
- e A person who was given the job of keeping the fields free from roaming animals. Often a job given to a child.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The act of kneeling before your lord to reinforce your loyalty to him. Part of the Medieval feudal system.
- A large, moveable device, which was used to draw up against castle walls and to allow access to besieging troops.
- The second in command to a bailiff, his job was to enforce the laws of the manor.
- A battle involving the armies of the king of England Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman armies lead by William the conqueror.
- Containing successive rings of walls. This was the final development of castles. It had an outer wall and an inner wall with lots of towers and at least 2 gatehouses.
5 True/False questions
Stocks → A lever, which allowed people to be punished through having their neck and wrists immobilised. People would then throw objects at them. Usually used for minor offences.
Lord → In the middle ages, a noble who owned and controlled all activities on his manor.
Vassal → A person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he gave service and loyalty, for which he will receive a fiefdom [land] and protection.
Confession → The shallow bottomed ships favoured by the Vikings.
Drawbridge → A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.