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Medieval English History

Name these historical facts about England from the 5th to 15th centuries.
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"Great" king of Wessex
Old English poem featuring Grendel
System of vassals and serfs
Conqueror of England in 1066
French region he came from
King he defeated
Decisive battle
Battle of Hastings
Cloth depicting the conquest
Bayeux Tapestry
Book of 1086 that cataloged
the taxable property of England
Domesday Book
Archbishop murdered in 1170
Epithet of Richard I
Cœur de Lion
"Great Charter" signed by
King John in 1215
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Region that Edward I
conquered in 1283
Group of people expelled in 1290
What struck England in 1348
Author of "The Canterbury Tales"
Great victory of Henry V over
the French in 1415
Battle of
Agincourt
Notable weapon used in that battle
Houses that battled in the
Wars of the Roses
"Hunchback" king who
may have murdered his nephews
Place where the nephews
were imprisoned
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level 59
Mar 16, 2014
suprise about Jews, now I know
I must learn more about medieval England
10/22 ;/
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level 29
Mar 25, 2014
They shaved the edges off coins to then melt down and sell/produce more coins. That's why higher value coins now have ridges or are not round.
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level 70
Mar 30, 2014
Yeah, that's why they were kicked out.
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level 41
Jan 24, 2017
It wasn't just jews who did that, it was a common problem everywhere in the country (not just where Jews lived!).
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level 43
Jul 7, 2017
The token antisemitic comment for any quiz that mentions Jews.
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level 47
Jul 7, 2017
Really? Do tell! I mean without that cock in your mouth.
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level 27
Mar 30, 2014
Jews were expelled not for any rational reason. Since the Church forbade gaining a profit from money lending, Jews filled the demand. This led to the stereotype of greedy Jews. Basically, antisemitism led to their expulsion, not the melting down of currency.
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level 55
Apr 27, 2015
I highly doubt that it was just the Jews who did that. I believe that it was a widespread problem, which is why coins are now ridged.
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level 71
May 1, 2015
You're right, it was plain old anti-Semitism which led to the expulsion of the Jews. Ridges weren't added to coins until the 17th century, possibly by Isaac Newton when he was master of the mint. The story that Jews clipped coins is simply not true, or at least it's not something they alone did. The period in which the Jews were expelled from England coincided with the emergence of the stories in Europe that Jews murdered Christian children to use their blood in Passover bread (the 'blood libel'). Needless to say, that's not true either.
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level 33
Feb 7, 2017
People were being hanged for coin clipping as late as 19th century. In fact more people were executed for forgery/coin related crimes than for murder.
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level 59
Jul 7, 2017
Nice to see one stupid comment be corrected by so many. <3
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level 63
Jul 7, 2017
I didn't know this either, just one more time in history that the Jewish people got screwed
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level 72
Mar 30, 2014
My wife makes fun of my anglophilia. 22/22! Who's laughing now?
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Mar 30, 2014
I'm David2013's wife. I'M LAUGHING EVEN HARDER NOW, YOU NERD.
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level 49
Apr 1, 2014
lol
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level 68
Oct 23, 2014
I hope you two have kissed and made up by now.
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level 69
Jul 7, 2017
Hilarious!!!
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level 16
Mar 31, 2014
You should add 'Godwinson' as an answer for Harold. I forget which is Harold and which is Harald, so their surnames are also used to differentiate between the two.
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Dec 13, 2016
Okay Godwinson will work now
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level 54
Apr 1, 2014
Sad to see Alfred is the least well-known of these
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level 28
Nov 20, 2014
I know!
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level 69
Apr 12, 2016
If it's any consolation, Beckett is now the least well-known.
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level 67
Apr 10, 2017
Currently Jews are less well known than both.
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level 29
Sep 9, 2015
Normandy wasn't French. The Normans hated the French and vice versa.
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level 35
Nov 6, 2015
No, the duchy of Normandy was in fact a vassal of France, and therefore considered French
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level 29
Jan 6, 2016
Uh, no. Whilst Normandy was technically in France, it was not French. The Normans and the French hated each other. (I distinctly remember learning this in my Medieval History A Level class, as I was playing William at the time!)
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level 55
Jul 7, 2017
There is more to France than the King of France.
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level 56
Jul 10, 2017
Modern nations aren't really analogous to how medieval kingdoms existed. Normandy in William's day was part of France in the sense that the Duke of Normandy was a feudal vassal of the King of France, and the Normans spoke French and had adopted Catholicism, but medieval duchies were vastly more independent than modern sub-national regions tend to be. The phenomenon of centralised nations based (more or less) around a single ethnic group is very modern, and even then not as absolute as most people think of it.
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Feb 7, 2017
Yes, Normandy was a separate duchy and not ruled directly by France at the time but the question wording is still perfectly ok in the sense that Normandy is (now) a French region.
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level 72
Nov 19, 2015
Bow, bows, bow and arrow, bows and arrows, crossbow, crossbows...I give up. Aarghhh! Curse you, longbow!
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level 47
Jul 8, 2017
Yep .... archery.... archers... and all the ones you mentioned.....
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level 53
Nov 19, 2015
Godwinson should be accepted for Harald II.
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level 29
Jan 6, 2016
Harold. Not Harald. Harald was a Norse king, who also fought Harold Godwinson for the throne, but he lost.
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Dec 16, 2015
22/22. Nice.
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level 52
Feb 1, 2017
I don't understand why so many people wouldn't at least guess jews for the group. It's my go to for any persecuted group in Europe.
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level 26
Apr 14, 2017
Wasn't beowulf germanic?
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level 50
Jul 7, 2017
Beowulf was written in Old English, which is/was a Germanic language. The term "Germanic" refers to a number of languages, of which English is one, along with the likes of German, Dutch, Swedish, Icelandic, inter alia. Germanic does not mean German.
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level 69
Jul 7, 2017
What reliable source spells Becket with two t's?
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Jul 7, 2017
it's Azincourt, not Agincourt ....isn't the same city
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Jul 7, 2017
Nevertheless, in English it is known as the Battle of Agincourt.
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