Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/23

Click to flip

23 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
thane
a man in the Middle Ages who received land from the king in return for military service
Moorish
the culture of the North African people that conquered Spain in the 8th century and ruled until 1492
clan
a group made up of households whose heads claim to have a common ancestor
tribute
a payment made by one nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection
usurp
to seize or hold by force or without right
correspondence
communication by letters
dictate
to speak or read for a another person to write down
conciliation
an agreement
sack
to plunder and/or destroy a city
churl
a peasant of the Middle Ages (today: a rude or grumpy person)
allegiance
loyalty or obedience owed to one's country or government
profess
to declare openly or freely; to claim
Anglo-Saxon
an English person of the period before the Norman Conquest.
lathe
a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
bishopric
the see, diocese, or office
of a bishop.
plunder
to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.: to plunder a town.
hilt
the handle of a sword or dagger
homage
the formal public acknowledgment by which a feudal tenant or vassal declared himself to be the man or vassal of his lord, owing him fealty and service.
booty
spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
lance
a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging.
conquest
the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment.
emperor
the male sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire
inherit
to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir