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Prior to the Battle of Hastings, the whole of England had perhaps only half a dozen ...?
What social and economic system did William the Conqueror develop in England?
In 1215 the Latern Council condemned what barbaric legal practice?
drawing and quartering
trial by ordeal
death by slicing
What was the latrine in a castle called?
What was the purpose of the buttery in a manor?
storing dressed game
storing gold plate
What was the name of the heiress of Aquitaine, ex-wife of Louis VII and widow of Henry II?
Marie de Champagne
Prior to the fourteenth century, what was used to cover the earthen ground floor of a castle?
When kings moved about from one castle to another, the baggage often included their heavy wooden beds, wooden bathtubs and sometimes even included what else?
The flesh of what two creatures was called "royal fish" or fit kings and queens?
sturgeon and eels
crab and oysters
pike and crayfish
whale and sturgeon
A thick slice of day-old bread used to serve a roast upon was called a ...?
The use of falcons was a popular aspect of hunting. To train the bird's other senses, its eyes were temporarily sewn shut. This was called ...?
A favorite entertainer was the joculator, better known as a ...?
Villagers were required to do what when they witnessed a forest law being broken?
build a bonfire
report to the sheriff
raise a hue and cry
loose the hounds
What was the meaning of the English term hallmote or hallimote?
What architectural feature allowed large windows to be built in cathedrals?
A hayward was in charge of the hedges which kept animals out of the fields that produced crops. What nursery rhyme character was a hayward?
Little Jack Horner
Little Boy Blue
Tom, the Piper's Son
When a young knight was dubbed, part of the ceremony involved the knight receiving a buffet. This was a ...?
The hunting preserves of the nobility were highly prized by their owners. Once the Earl of Arundel seized the Archbishop of Canterbury's hounds for hunting in his forest. How did the Archbishop retaliate?
stole the Earl's hounds
declared an interdiction
excommunicated the Earl
had the Earl imprisoned
When an English noble stayed at an inn, it was a custom to hang what outside?
a red lantern
a banner with his coat of arms
a golden cloth
a white tablecloth
What armor composed of interlocking iron rings?
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