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Normandy
an area, now part of France that has come to the Normans, who descended form Vikings
Tapestry
a thick, embroidered cloth picture used as a wall hanging
vassal
one who swears loyalty to a lord
lord
a fuedal superior
fuedal contract
the bargain between a lord and his vassal
Anglo-Saxon
the earliest English a Germanic people
housecarl
sodier
technology
things humans make to use as tools
cavalry
soldiers on horseback
lance
a long spear
impenetrable
impossible to pass
propaganda
an effort to spread opinions or beliefs, sometimes by distorting the truth
audience
a hearing, an interview
monumental
very important
allegiance
loyalty
homage
formal acknowledgement
contract
a formal agreement
lord of the manor
the tenant of a noble, who has the inherited right to run a manor
freeholder
a person who owns his or her land
self-sufficient
independent
thatching
using special grass to make roofs for buildings
fletching
fitting feathers on arrows
demense
lands set aside for the lord of a manor
bailiff
the person who collects rents and supervised serfs and freeholders on a manor
to exploit
to make selfish use of
wattle and daub
woven sticks covered with clay or mud
vermin
lice, fleas, and bedbugs
louse
a small, winless insect that lives and feeds on mammals, including human beings
pullet
young chicken
green cheese
unripe cheese
curds
cottage cheese
callop
slice of meat
dung
manure
drought
a long period without rain
lammas
August 1, a feast to celebrate the first wheat harvest
falcon
a bird of prey
troubadour
a mideveal singer who wrote and sang poems about chivalry and love
obligation
duty
ward
an orphan who is put in another person's care until he or she becomes an adult
sceptical
doubting the truth
relic
an item associated with a saint; thought to have great powers
to excommunicate
to cancel a person's membership in the church
ecclesiastical
having to do with the church
chastity
virtue, modesty
to prosecute
to present evidence to prove a person's guilt
assault
an attempt to physically harm another person
treason
betraying one's country or ruler
lenient
mild,merciul
meddlesome
interfering
canonize
to declare a person as a saint
shrine
a place of worship