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14th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1301-1400.
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First submittedFebruary 23, 2018
Last updatedJune 19, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1309-77
This French city is the seat of the Papacy
Avignon
B
1347-51
This plague kills around 1/3rd of the population of Europe
Black Death
C
1387
This author begins work on "The Canterbury Tales"
Geoffrey Chaucer
D
1397
This country enters into the "Kalmar Union" with Sweden and Norway
Denmark
E
1346
This English heir gains the nickname "The Black Prince" at the Battle of Crécy
Edward
F
1300s
This animal is often blamed for the spread of B
Flea
G
1400
With a population of 70,000, this Flemish wool-trading center is the
tenth largest city in Europe
Ghent
H
1337
This series of conflicts between England and France begins
Hundred Years' War
I
1300
This period of cooler weather begins
Little Ice Age
J
1333
The Muromachi period begins in this country
Japan
K
1392
The Joseon dynasty comes to power on this peninsula
Korea
L
1300s
This weapon is instrumental to English victories in H
Longbow
M
1300s
Timbuktu is the capital of this gold-rich empire
Mali
N
1300s
This German city is considered by some historians to be the "unofficial capital"
of the Holy Roman Empire
Nuremberg
O
1355
Nearly one hundred people are killed as local citizens fight students in
this city's St. Scholastica Day riot
Oxford
P
1333
Casimir the Great comes to power in this country
Poland
Q
1300s
This feathered serpent is worshipped at the Great Pyramid of Cholula
in modern-day Mexico
Quetzalcoatl
R
1300s
This cultural "rebirth" begins in Italy
The Renaissance
S
1353
This country's "Old Confederacy" expands to eight cantons
Switzerland
T
1300s
This steppe lord conquers much of Central Asia, killing 5% of the
world's population in the process
Timur the Lame
U
1320
According to Dante's "Inferno", people who commit this crime of lending money
at interest belong in the 7th circle of hell
Usury
V
1300s
This Italian naval power fights multiple wars against Genoa
Venice
W
1305
This Scottish patriot is hung, drawn, and quartered in London
William Wallace
X
1387
In response to piracy, China builds a fortress at the
site of this city on the Taiwan strait
Xiamen
Y
1368
This Chinese dynasty, established by Kublai Khan, comes to an end
Yuan
Z
1300s
This city's great enclosure is the largest stone structure south of the Sahara
Great Zimbabwe
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level 60
Feb 23, 2018
Wow... the 1300s were a terrible time for Europe.
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level ∞
Feb 24, 2018
Not so hot for Asia either!
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level 72
Feb 23, 2018
Brilliant, finding an answer for all of A to Z for such an obscure century!
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level ∞
Feb 24, 2018
Thanks! It wasn't easy. But, sadly, there won't be a 13th century A-Z.
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level 76
Jul 24, 2018
Here you go.
13th Century A-Z
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level 76
Jul 30, 2018
Mostly Crusades and Mongols. The average score is 15, only 2 behind this one, and a few answers could probably be replaced with easier stuff if you wanted to dumb it down.
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level 56
Aug 7, 2018
Obscure?
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level 76
Feb 24, 2018
I never knew that about Oxford, maybe they don't tell that tale to us students in case we try to repeat it...
+3
level 72
Mar 3, 2018
Oslo, Osaka, Orleans ... what other cities beginning with 'O' are there? Oh yeah, that one just down the road which I forgot
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level 70
Jul 31, 2018
Omsk, Odessa, Osnabruck, Oppeln, pre-Columbian Omaha
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level 81
Feb 24, 2018
A typo where "Kulbai" should be "Kublai" ? - Otherwise great quiz, awesome with not being only about Europe, but around the world.
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
There's still a typo in Kublai.
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level ∞
Jun 19, 2018
Okay fixed
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level 67
Feb 24, 2018
Great seris of quizzes, those last two were tough. There were four or five answers that I had no notion about.
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level 66
Mar 9, 2018
I just read up on the St. Scholastica day riot. Very interesting. Essentially a barfight that got out of hand and lasted 2 days.

I imagine there must have been building tensions between the locals and the students for quite a while before the incident
+1
level 22
Jul 9, 2018
I surprisingly did way better on this one than the 20th or 19th century quizzes
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level 65
Jul 30, 2018
The "Black Prince" nickname is recorded in later writings after his death, at the time he was known as Edward of Woodstock
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level 71
Jul 31, 2018
Sorry to be a pedant but William Wallace was "hanged", drawn and quartered. Pictures are hung, humans are hanged.
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level 70
Jul 31, 2018
People really don't care about some irregular verb being correct versus incorrect due to some buffoon "rule".
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level 57
Aug 1, 2018
Agreed. To say a person is hung is....rather inappropriate.
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level 57
Jul 27, 2019
Haha.. when you put it that way...
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level 57
Jul 27, 2019
I guess some people are hanged others are hung and some are both..