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The Medieval Period (circa. 5th Century A.D. - 14th Century A.D.

Q.1
The Medieval period (5th - 14th Centuries A.D.) was a time when people throughout Europe became more...............

Q.2
During this period, the emergence of separate kingdoms and territories concentrated power in local regions. Each kingdom was organised in the 'Feudal System'. Which of the following statements reflect the correct order of authority within a feudal system?

feudalism

Q.3
The diagram shows a 'Motte & Bailey', an early form of settlement for a Lord. Identify the aspects marked A, B, C & D.

MOTTEandBailey

Q.4
The medieval towns that grew up around Motte and Baileys, and later stone castles, were effectively ruled by the local Lord on behalf of the King. What was the name of the document, published by the Lord in all medieval towns, which outlined the laws of that territory?

charter

Q.5
Most buildings in a medieval town were made of wood. Because of this, the town charter declared a time for when all fires had to be put out. What was this law called?

Medieval Town by Teironius

Q.6
In medieval towns, the 'Guild' was a.....

Q.7
The Motte & Bailey was eventually replaced by a stronger and larger stone castle in most kingdoms. Can you identify the main characteristics of the stone castle marked in this diagram?

Castleletters

Q.8
The training of a knight in medieval times involved three stages of education & training; Page, Squire & Knight. Which of the following are the correct sequence of a knight's training?

68321 medieval knight jousting illustration

Q.9
In the training of a Page (7-14 yrs. old), which of the following statements most accurately reflects the type of training they received?

Q.10
The Squire (14 - 21 yrs. old) involved much more intense training. Which of the following activities did a Squire's training involve?

Q.11
At the age of 21, a Squire would become a Knight, swearing loyalty to his King and God. The night before the ceremony, the Squire would spend his time praying in the chapel. What was the name of the ceremony where he was granted his knighthood?

knight 000001 9510

Q.12
Knights would often compete in mock battles ('tourneys') which were held in a kingdom. it was considered a great honour to win these mock tournaments. Can you name two of the most common types of tournaments held during medieval times?

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Q.13
When not in battle, a knight would wear silks and have many pastimes. Which of the following were true reflections of a knight's pastimes?

Q.14
During Medieval times, many kings and their knights fought in the Crusades (11th - 13th Centuries), responding to pleas of help from the collapsing Byzantine Empire, which was being overrun by Turkish Muslims. Where were the crusades mainly fought and over what land?

wh16 crusades

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