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  1. Harold Godwinson
  2. Bailiff
  3. Vigil
  4. Battlements
  5. Barbarians
  1. a Invaders of the 4th and 5th Century AD, who were heavily responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire.
  2. b The King of England at the time of the Norman Conquest. Traditionally believed to have died with an arrow through his eye.
  3. c The time of prayer and retreat to prepare for a knight's dubbing ceremony.
  4. d The person chosen by a lord to come and oversee the running of a particular village. His job involved being in charge of justice, managing the finances, undertaking building projects and collecting rents or taxes.
  5. e A notched parapet built on top of a wall, with alternating merlons and crenels for decoration or defense—as at the top of fortified castles.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Overhanging sections of a castle, which were found at the top of walls or towers. They were also known as murder holes and would be used to drop objects like rocks and boiling oil on enemies.
  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. A state of eternal life and union with God, in which one experiences full happiness and eternal life.
  4. The childless and highly religious king of England, prior to Harold Godwinson, whose throne was contested by three leaders.
  5. A gridded, spiked iron gate that could be lowered to provide protection for the entrance of a castle.

5 True/False questions

  1. SiegeThe process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.


  2. FriarThe process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.


  3. Peasant RevoltA 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.


  4. William of NormandyAlso known as 'The Conqueror', this Norman ruler conquered England in the years from 1066.


  5. The InquisitionStarted in Spain, was a process of capturing, torturing, and killing non-Catholics to root out Heresy.


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