Middle Ages Section 1

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Middle Ages
the period in European history from about A.D. 500 to 1500
medieval
"from the Middle Ages"
feudalism
a system of power in Europe, in which the kings and queens had the most power, followed by nobles, knights, and peasants
vassal
a person who swears loyalty to a lord
manor
a large estate that is owned by a lord
self-sufficient
able to supply one's own needs
serf
a person considered to be part of the land