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Middle Ages

A period between ancient times and modern times, roughly A.D 500 to 1500

Manor

Self-sufficient estate if a medieval lord

Feudalism

a strict social system in which landowners grant people land or other rewards in exchange for military service or labor

Lord

People who protect the king and manage their territory for the price of land

Vassal

People who protect the king with the lords for land

Fief

An estate that stretches long form a few acres to hundreds of square miles

serf

Peasants who were legally bound to the lords land Ex: Farmer

Magna Carta

A document that promised Barons certain rights

Renaissance

French for "rebirth"; refers to a period of cultural revival in Europe from the 1300's to the 1500's