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Middle Ages or medieval

The time between the end of the Roman Empire and modern times.

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Feudal system

How land was owned in the Middle Ages.

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Demesne

The land the king kept for his own use.

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Peasant

An old word for farmer.

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Serf

A person who belonged to the Lord and framed his land.

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Freeman

A man who paid rent and tax to the Lord but could travel as he pleased.

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Knights

Soldiers who rode into battle on horseback.

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Manor

The land and everything on it owned by the Lord

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Vassal

Kings followers.

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Villein

Serfs that had 30 acres of land.

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County

The land from the king .

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Tithe

Any tax,levy or fine

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Commons

Peasants animal grazed together.

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Bailiff

Made sure that the peasants paid rent

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Keep

Where the Lord and his family lived.

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Battlements

At the top of the keep we're soldiers looked out for enemies

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Curtain walls

The outer wall of the castle

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Turrets

Strong towers along the walls

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Drawbridge

Was raised a night or while enemy's approached

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Portcullis

Was an iron grille that could be lowered in front of castle gate

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Motte

Small hill

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Bailey

Big enclosure

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Ramparts

Ran along the top of the castle.

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Moat

Ditch around the castle