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The middle ages

alchemist

noun

someone who tried to change ordinary metals into gold, especially in the Middle Ages

alchemy

noun

a type of science that people used to try to change ordinary metals into gold, especially in the Middle Ages

feudal

adjective

relating to feudalism

feudalism

noun

the social system that existed in Europe in the Middle Ages, in which land belonged to powerful lords and the people they allowed to live on the land had to work and fight for them

liege

noun

a lord in the Middle Ages

liege

noun

someone who had to serve and obey a lord in the Middle Ages

lord

noun

a man of high rank in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, who had a lot of land and power

M.

abbreviation

medieval

manor

noun

an area of land owned in medieval times by a lord

mediaeval

another spelling of medieval

medieval

adjective

relating to the period of European history between about the year 1000 a.d. and the year 1500

the Middle Ages

noun

the period in European history between about the year 1000 a.d. and the year 1500 a.d.. Things belonging to this period are described as medieval. The period before it is called the Dark Ages and the period after it is the Renaissance.

minstrel

noun

a singer or musician who traveled and performed in the Middle Ages

page

noun

a boy whose job was to be the servant of a knight in the Middle Ages so that he could learn how to become a knight too

romance

noun

exciting and dangerous experiences, especially the experiences of knights and damsels in the Middle Ages

saga

noun

a long story written in Norway or Iceland during the Middle Ages

Saracen

noun

a name given to Arabs and other Muslims by the Christians who fought against them in religious wars in the Middle Ages

squire

noun

a young man in the Middle Ages who worked for a knight (=a man who rode a horse when fighting)

vassal

noun

someone in Europe during the Middle Ages who was loyal to a king who gave them a home and protection

Viking

noun

one of the people from Scandinavia who traveled in ships and attacked places in Northern and Western Europe in the Middle Ages

villein

noun

a poor farm worker in the Middle Ages who was forced to work on the land of a very powerful person

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