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Chapter 7 World History Early Middle Ages

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Medieval
referring to the Middle Ages
Monastery
a community of monks
Knights
a warrior in medieval Europe who fought on horseback
Feudalism
the system of obligations that governed the relationships between lords and vassals in medieval Europe
Manor
a large estate owned by a knight or a lord
King
the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.
Queen
the female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.
Dragon
dragons are mythological creatures that have never existed, but it WOULD BE AWESOME IF THEY DID!!!!!!!!!
Stained Glass
colored glass used to form decorative or pictorial designs, notably for church windows, both by painting and especially by setting contrasting pieces in a lead framework like a mosaic.
Europe
continent of the eastern and northern hemispheres that has the Atlantic Ocean to its west, the Arctic Ocean to its north, Asia to its east, and Africa and the Mediterranean and Black seas to its south.
Notre Dame
Notre-Dame de Paris, meaning "Our Lady of Paris", is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Paris, France.
Cathedral
the principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated.
Scandinavia
the region in northern Europe containing Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and the peninsulas they occupy.
Saint Patrick
was a monk who helped convert the Irish to Christianity.
Joan of Arc
a French military leader of the fifteenth century, a national heroine who at the age of seventeen took up arms to establish the rightful king on the French throne. She claimed to have heard God speak to her in voices
Charlemagne
also known as Charles the Great, was King of the Franks. He united much of Europe during the early Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France, Germany and the Low Countries.
Vikings
any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the 8th-11th centuries.
Peasant
a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for farming
Drawbridge
a bridge, especially one over a castle's moat, that is hinged at one end so that it may be raised to prevent people's crossing or to allow vessels to pass under it.
Moat
a deep, wide ditch surrounding a castle, fort, or town, typically filled with water and intended as a defense against attack.
Crown
a circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch or king, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels.
Pope
the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Crusades
a long series of wars between Christians and Muslims in southwest Asia fought for control of the Holy Land from 1096 to 1291.
Holy Land
the region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea where Jesus lived, preached, and died.
Clergy
church officials
Friars
a member of a religious order who lived and worked among the public
Parliament
the highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons.
Magna Carta
a document signed in 1215 by King John of England that required the King to honor certain rights
Black Death
a deadly plague that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351.

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