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SC Medieval warfare

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Motte
Term for a mound on which castles were built
Bailey
Open area in early castle
Palisade
Wooden fence
Keep
Strong stone building in a castle
Concentric
Castle with inner and outer walls
Men-at-arms
Professional soldiers, second in quality only to knights
Tournament
Large-scale sporting contest between knights
Coat
Badge of a noble family: ______ of arms
Heraldry
Selection and granting of coats of arms
Fleur
Artistic version of a lily: ____-de-lis
Chain
Early type of armour
Plate
Later style of armour
Two-handed
Powerful sword
Mace
Clubbing weapon
Morning star
Weapon with chain and ball
War hammer
Weapon looking like a small sledgehammer
China
Country where gunpowder originated
Gunpowder
Its introduction made castles obsolete
Hundred
Name of a war between France and England:_____ Years War
France
Country that won the Hundred Years War
Fer
Type of cannon firing a metal arrow: Pot de ____
Bombard
Early cannon that fired heavy metal and stone balls
Belfry
Medieval siege tower
Trebuchet
Large catapult
Ballista
Huge crossbow
Murder hole
Hole through which missiles and liquid could be dropped in castle: _____ hole
Hoarding
Timber structure projecting from castle walls
Battlements
Top or parapet of a castle wall
Crenellation
The up and down effect on a castle wall
Longbow
Powerful weapon for which English and Welsh archers were famous