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  1. Gatehouse
  2. Domesday Book
  3. Edward the Confessor
  4. Dubbing
  5. Steward
  1. a The census of England conducted by William of Normandy upon his conquest in 1066, to assess the population and tax base of the country.
  2. b The childless and highly religious king of England, prior to Harold Godwinson, whose throne was contested by three leaders.
  3. c The person left by a Feudal Lord as his lieutenant on a manor should he be away. This person oversaw the running of the estate.
  4. d The act of being struck on each shoulder by a lord with a sword, to indicate that you have become a knight.
  5. e A walled opening on the approach to a castle, especially one at a gate or drawbridge.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A giant crossbow that was used when attacking a castle to fire flaming bolts over castle walls.
  2. A deadly disease that spread across Asia and Europe in the mid-14th century, killing approximately 20% of the population. Also known as 'The Black Death'. Spread by fleas on rats.
  3. The eternal punishment of separation from God, reserved for those who die in mortal sin and are unrepentant.
  4. A battle involving the armies of the king of England Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman armies lead by William the conqueror.
  5. Device that used twisted rope to hurl objects at a castle. A type of large catapult.

5 True/False questions

  1. CharlemagneFortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.


  2. TownsLarger settlements that began to grow in size and popularity towards the end of the Middle Ages. There were many reasons why they began to grow so rapidly, including trade, the growth of the middle class and also guilds.


  3. FriarA medieval European monk who traveled from place to place preaching to the poor.


  4. BlasphemySaying or doing something that was contrary to the teachings of the Church. Taking God's name in vain is considered to be the most common form of this.


  5. Act of HomageThe act of kneeling before your lord to reinforce your loyalty to him. Part of the Medieval feudal system.