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medieval europe.

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Jarrah Simao

on 12 March 2013

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Knights And Fights. How old was a boy when he was sent away to become a knight? When a boy was sent away to be a knight he was about seven years old. What was a boy called during his first stage of training? During his first stage of training the boy was called a page he was cared for by the 'woman of the house' and taught manners, cleanliness and religion for about another seven years. How long did the first stage last? The first stage of becoming a knight lasted for about seven years. From whom did he learn in the first stage? In the first stage the boy learned from the lady of the house. What was the boy called during the second stage of training? During the second stage of training the boy became a squire. What did he learn during this second stage? During the second stage of training the boy learned how to ride, war skills, hunting, hawking and some other sports as well. From whom did he learn in the second stage? In the second stage the boy learnt from a knight. At what age did the boy become a knight? The boy became a knight at about 18 years old. The Knight. What were the lord's words when he swore fealty to his king? The lords words when he swore fealty to the king were: Sire I have become your man. Why did most kings not keep standing armies? Most kings did not keep standing armies because very few of them had enough money to pay for them. Who was most likely to threaten the king's powers? It was Barons who in some cases in France and Germany grew very powerful and rich and broke off from the King and ruled their fiefs as independent states. How did bishops become wealthy? Bishops became wealthy because they taxed their diocese and collected tithes from their followers. If William received the maximum number of warriors from each baron, how large would his family be? 600 000 troops would be supplied. Crime. 1. What was the definition of a "criminal"?
Someone who has just commited a crime

2. Who dealt with minor crimes?
The lord dealt with minor crimes with the help of the peasants.

3. Who dealt with major crimes?
Major crimes were dealt with justice.

4. What was the sheriff's job?
The sheriff's job was to round up criminals and keep them in gaol until they were trialed.

5. What is a "gaol"?
Gaol is a medieval jail.

6. Why did the prisoners die before they came to trial?
The prisoners would die because of either starvation or disease.

7. How could a prisoner starve to death?
Because they weren't given any food before the trial.

8. In order to stop highway robbers, what did a 14th century law require lords to do?
The lords cut down all the trees and vegetation so that robbers would have no where to hide.

9. What were the punishments for minor crimes?
Embarrassment, fines and being put in the stocks.

10. What were the punishments for major crimes?
Ordeal by water and fire. Entertainment. 1. What are the seven types of entertainment in which a serf could participate?
Festivals, marriage and death, watching and listening
to traveling poets, musicians, acrobats and dancers.

2. What did people do to celebrate Christmas, May Day, and Midsummer?
On Christmas villagers dressed up as "mummers" and visit the lord and sing and dance, on May Day children would play in the early sun and put up green branches to decorate their houses and during Midsummer people would light bonfires and play games and sports.
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