A motte is:
A masked, costumed pantomimer that went from house to house dancing and playing dice.
What war impliment was very effective in battering a hole in a defensive walls because it was driven by counterpoint, so that it had precise aim, over and over, and could land a heavy missile on the same target? It's first recorded use Europe was in Italy during the twelfth century.
To get out of military service, what did a vassal pay to his lord?
What was the commonplace name for a room served to serve ale, wine, and mead?
A Donjon is:
What is the word for the blow struck on a man's shoulder with a sword in the knighthood ceremonies common to northern Europe during the late Middle Ages?
When referring to a garderobe, one is speaking of what part of the castle?
What was the word for the dummy often employed to help in honing a knight's targeting with a lance in the mid/late Middle Ages?
From the Latin 'scutum' meaning 'shield', what word describes the payment a vassal could offer to escape millitary service to his leige lord?
What vegitable was often promoted as leading to an improvement in eyesight?
This Christian heresy, which stated that only the most saintly individuals could belong to the church, originated in North Africa in the fourth century A.D. By what name was this key heretical belief system known?
Leo I, aka 'the Great', reigned from 440 to 461. For what deeds did he gain his title and fame?
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