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doomsday book
the first census made by Duke William of Normandy
common law
a legal system based on custom and court rulings
magna carta
- the Great Charter that King John was forced to sign
parliament
- a legislature made up of two bodies
estates general
representatives from all the classes, clergy, nobles, and townspeople
crusade
a holy war
inquisition
a church court set up to try people for heresy
autocrat
- a sole ruler with complete authority
cyrillic
a written script used in Russia and Ukraine
boyars
great land owing nobles
czar
a Russian word for Caesar, means leader
ethnic group
large group of people who share language and cultural heritage
diet
an assembly
savanna
grassy plain with irregular patterns of rainfall. Good soil, long droughts, largest and most populated climate zone. Cattle farming. Used to be full of rivers and forests, but climate change
desertification
the process by which fertile or semi-desert land becomes desert. Continues today and devours land