Anglo-Saxon and Medieval

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Scop

an old English bard or poet

Bard

A lyric poet

Lyric

A short poem of songlike quality

Druid

A pre-christian priest among the Celts of ancient Britain

Knight

A person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry

Chivalry

A code of honor intended to govern knightly behavior

Serf

A person who is bound to the land and owned by the federal lord

Feaudalism

A political and economic system based on the premise that the king owned all the land

Bleak

Offering little or no hope

Decade

ten years

Loot

Steal goods

Flourish

grow stronger

Truce

A state of peace agreed to oppnents so they discuss peace terms

Dowry

Money or property brought by a women to her husband at marriage

Reign

Ther period during which a monarch is sovereign

Sovereign

A nations ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

Democracy

The political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representative

Guild

A formal association of people with similar interests

Sanitation

The state of being clean and conducive to health

abdication

a formal resignation and renounciation of powers

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