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Medieval Castle Life
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A 'garderobe' was a chest in which the Lady of the castle kept fine linens and clothing, layered with herbs, to keep moths and other insects from damaging them.
What exactly was a 'motte'?
Slogan on the Lord's family crest
Mound a castle was built on
A beauty patch used by Ladies
Flaky apple dessert dusted with nutmeg
If a man was "dubbed", he had a knighthood conferred upon him.
What do you think a 'quintain' was?
Type of tonic used to treat fevers
A popular dance with many intricate steps.
Dummy used in jousting practice
Traditional style of 8-lined verse
To get out of military service, what did a vassal pay to his lord?
What do you think a 'sackbut' could have been?
Belt with tassels that a Lady wore around her hips
Medieval instrument akin to the trombone
Mulled wine heated with a hot poker
A bag that ground millet was stored in
'Donjon' was a spicy mustard lavishly spread on meats to conceal the taste and odor of slight spoilage.
A 'buttery' is best described by which of the following?
Container lowered into the castle well to keep dairy products cool
Puff pastry layered with almond paste
Room used for the serving of beer and wine
Cook's helper who basted roasting meats
'Mummers' were medieval versions of undertakers, and were not only responsible for laying out the body for burial, but planned the Wake as well.
What do you think a 'trebuchet' was?
Tipped lance used in jousting practice
War engine used to hurl heavy missiles
Iron hook used to suspend cooking pots over the fire
Thick slice of day old bread used as a meat plate
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