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Norman Conquest

The medieval period began with the defeat of King harold of England in 1066 AD. The defeat is described as the _____.

William the Conqueror

The duke who led the defeat of King Harold was named _____

feudalism

This period saw the introduction of a system whereby the land was divided among the nobles who then pledged support to the king.

French

During this period, the official language of England's government was changed from English to ______.

vassals

The nobles who pledged military support to the king were known as the king's ______.

miracle plays

During this period, true drama begins to develop in the form of ______.

printing press

A significant event occurs when businessman William Caxton establishes the first ____ in England

The Death of Arthur

The first great work of prose in the English language was titled _____

Englishmen

As a result of land dispute, foreigners who had invaded and conquered England now began to think of themselves as true _______.

John of Arc

Which famous person helped win the 100 year's war?

chivalry

The code of honor by which the knights were bound to the king was known as ____.

the Crusades

The nobles and the commoners who traveled to Palestine for the Christian shrines were part of the ______.

Magna Carta Great Charter

The foundation of the representative English government which limited the power of the king is known as the _______ or the _______.

long bows and cannons

New weapons like the ____ and the ____ weakened feudalism by lessening the military importance of the knights and the castle.

Bubonic Plaque The Black Death

______ or _____, which devastated England by killing 1/3 of its population, also hastened feudalism's decline.

Great Schism

The division in the Church called the ____ weakened the authority of the Church

King John

succeeded his brother Richard to the throne

Henry II

was excommunicated by the Church for wanting the monarchy to overrule the Church

King Harold

was killed in 1066

Richard the Lionhearted Eleanor of Aquitaine

were TWO who were in a conflict with Henry II during the latter part of his reign

Henry II

wanted to re-establish the monarchy

Henry II

had as his first task the stopping of the feudal lords of England who had grown too powerful

Richard the Lionhearted

fought in the Crusades, was captured, and help for ransom

King John

alienated nobles, clergy, and the Pope with is autocratic rule, his personal excesses, and his heavy taxation

King John

was forced to sign the Magna Carta

Thomas A Becket

was the Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas A Becket

was killed by four of Henry's knights

Henry II

was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine

William the Conqueror

gave land in England to French noblemen in return for their loyalty

narrative

A ballad is a ______.

in the Scottish border region

The area where most ballads were probably composed was ______.

oral tradition

Exactly how or when ballads originated and developed is unknown because of _______

sad or tragic

Usually, but not always, the tone of medieval ballad was _____.

repetition

In order to provide a melodic effect, to heighten emphasis, to heighten emotion, and to provide suspense, one technical characteristic used in ballads was the _____ of words or phrases.

King

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
Sir Patrick is asked to go on a voyage by the _____

cries

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
When Sir Patrick first reads a letter requesting him to go on a voyage, he laughs, but then he _____.

it is apparently a bad time of the year to go sailing

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
Sir Patrick is concerned because _____

the moon

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
One of Sir Patrick's men is concerned about an omen, or a bad sign. What in nature made him think that this is a bad sign?

it sinks

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
At the conclusion, what happens to Sir Patrick's ship?

the princess of Scotland

SIR PATRICK SPENCE
In death, who is now at Sir Patrick's "feet"?

False

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
TRUE OR FALSE The goodwife doesn't want to get up and bar the door because she is trying to take a nap

eat the pudding

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
Two visitors arrive and enter the house. What do they do while the goodwife looks on and says nothing?

kiss her

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
What do the visitors plan to do to the goodwife?

cut his beard

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
What do the visitors plan to do to the goodman?

good man

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
Of all the characters, who finally gets up and bars the door?

good wife

GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR
Of all the characters, which one wins the bet?

False

THE DEMON LOVER
TRUE OR FALSE A husband is cruel to his wife and forces her to run away with her old lover.

False

THE DEMON LOVER
TRUE OR FALSE The man proves he is the woman's old lover by showing a lock of her hair that she had given to him years ago.

its a cloven foot

THE DEMON LOVER
Why is the man's foot a tip-off that there is an element of the supernatural in this ballad?

gold

THE DEMON LOVER
The man's boat is unusual in that the masts are made of _____

heaven and hell

THE DEMON LOVER
What two "supernatural" places does the man show the woman on the voyage?

he sinks it

THE DEMON LOVER
What startling action does the man do to the boat at the end of the ballad?

Bottom of the Sea

THE DEMON LOVER
Where does the woman end up in death?

husband children

THE DEMON LOVER
The woman's fate may be deserved because she has run off and left behind her _____ and _____.

he killed his father and his mother told him to

EDWARD EDWARD
What are the two surprises?

his hawk and horse

EDWARD EDWARD
Edward says that he has killed ______

nothing

EDWARD EDWARD
What is Edward leaving to his wife and children

Sir Patrick Spense

best sailor upon the sea

the goodwife

was busy making "pudding"

the goodman

almost had his beard clipped off

the Scottish lords

die with "hats above their heads"

a woman who runs away

is lured by greed

a demon

returns after 7 years

a ship with masts of gold

is used on a voyage to hell

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