12 terms

Feudalism

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Lord
a landowner
Manor
a lord's estate (where they live)
Fief
land granted by a lord to a vassal
vassal
person receiving a fief from a lord, promising to protect the lord's land
knight
a warrior on horseback whose job was to fight for their lord, their
peasant
Their job was to work and grow food on the lord's manor
serf
slaves that were not allowed to leave the manor
Feudalism
a societal structure based on land-holding
vikings
Germanic tribes that attacked parts of Europe
Charlemagne
Ruler who united Europe and spread Chritianity, but the empire declined after his death
chivalry
code of conduct by a knight to fight bravely for their lord, God, and their chosen lady
Black Death
epidemic that swept through Europe during the Middle Ages, killing millions

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