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  1. Fallow
  2. Dark Ages
  3. Blasphemy
  4. Stocks
  5. Peasant Revolt
  1. a Saying 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.
  2. b A revolt that took place in 1380-1381. The immediate cause of this revolt was the Poll Tax of 1380. Long term causes included theBubonic Plague, fewer peasants being available to work and demanding better pay and fairer working conditions.
  3. c Generally called the Early Middle Ages. The period of time where the Western Roman Empire collapsed and Europe was thrust into a so-called 'Dark Age'. Some people refer to this as the Dark Ages, due to the loss of knowledge, infrastructure, and government of the Roman Empire. The term can also make reference to the increased level of chaos and violence of the Early Middle Ages.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The shallow bottomed ships favoured by the Vikings.
  2. The childless and highly religious king of England, prior to Harold Godwinson, whose throne was contested by three leaders.
  3. A person who was given the job of keeping the fields free from roaming animals. Often a job given to a child.
  4. A tower or walled gatehouse on the approach to a castle, especially one at a gate or drawbridge.
  5. Worked in the local church known as the parish, the smallest church district, usually in a village.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. VikingsRaiders and traders of the 9th Century AD, who came from what is now Denmark, Sweden or Norway.


  3. DrawbridgeA castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.


  4. KnightA 1/10 tax paid by all Christians to the church in the Middle Ages. It was on 'first fruits', and usually paid in produce, but later it could be in the form of money.


  5. GuildsThe term for 'leaving empty'; part of the Medieval 3 field system. A field was left empty in order to allow it to regain nutrients.