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an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
a political and military system based on the granting of land in return for loyalty, military assistance and services.
economic unit of the Middle Ages consisting of a large estate with manor house, fields and a village
system of monasteries and convents in which Christians withdrew from the world to lead a life of prayer, fasting and self-denial
A record of all the property and holdings in England commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1066 so he could determine the extent of his lands and wealth
A Christian soldier who fought to free the Holy Land from Muslim Turks in the Middle Ages. The word means "carrier of the cross"
any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages
ships used by the Vikings to raid and plunder villages; were intimidating; could hold lots of men
a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
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