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  1. Vassal
  2. Fallow
  3. Oath of Fealty
  4. Act of Homage
  5. Knight
  1. a 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.
  2. b An oath sworn before God, which proclaimed your loyalty to your lord. This made you a vassal.
  3. c The act of kneeling before your lord to reinforce your loyalty to him. Part of the Medieval feudal system.
  4. d An armoured soldier mounted on horseback.
  5. e A person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he has sworn an oath of fealty to give service and loyalty, for which he will receive a fiefdom [land] and protection.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The childless and highly religious king of England, prior to Harold Godwinson, whose throne was contested by three leaders.
  2. A system that described the economic system that supported feudalism. It was between landlords and their peasant laborers during the Middle Ages; exchanged labor for access to land.
  3. The second in command to a bailiff, his job was to enforce the laws of the manor.
  4. A rebellion aimed at achieving social and economic reform for the suppressed lower classes of Medieval Europe. Eventually led to the end of the Feudal system in England.
  5. A 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 True/False questions

  1. Domesday BookThe census of England conducted by William of Normandy upon his conquest in 1066, to assess the population and tax base of the country.

          

  2. SiegeThe first stage of becoming a knight. Usually began at age 7, and involved being taught manners, basic fighting skills and some other skills.

          

  3. Peasant RevoltA rebellion aimed at achieving social and economic reform for the suppressed lower classes of Medieval Europe. Eventually led to the end of the Feudal system in England.

          

  4. PalisadeFortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.

          

  5. Stone KeepSmall communities where monks lived. They included a church, chapter house, dormitories or cells, hospice, refectory, library and the abbot's quarters.