A peasant who worked the land for the local lord.
An area of land given to a lord or baron by a king to rule.
the top ruler in a monarchy
an association of craftsmen that focused on a specific trade or craft such as making shoes or weaving cloth
a large tower within a castle that was considered the last line of defense
germanic tribes who settled in the land that is today france
someone who pledges their allegiance to a lord
a boy who worked for a guild master in order to learn a trade or craft
a leader in the church, the bishop was often the top church leader in a kingdom
religious wars between the Christians and Muslims for control of the holy land,especially Jerusalem
a ditch around a castle filled with water
the center of life during the middle ages,the manor was the local lord's house or castle
a young boy that acts as a Servant for a knight while training to become a knight somday
the highest position in a guild, a master could own a shop and hire journeymen and apprentices
King of the Franks and the first Holy Roman Emperor. This person united much of western Europe during his reign.
A ruler below the king in the feudal system. This person ruled an area of land called a Fief. He would pledge his loyalty to the king in return for the land.
the code by which knights pledged to involved honor, being courageous,and protecting the weak.
an empire founded by vikings in the city of was the forerunner of russia
a defensive fortification where a lord or king would live.the locol people would flee to the castle if they were attacked
a symbol used by knights on their shield banner, and armor. it helped to distinguish one knight from another

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