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11th and 12th Century History

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from the years 1001-1200.
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Year
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Answer
1192
Shoguns replace emperors as the de-facto leaders of this country
Japan
1189-1192
This Muslim leader resists the Third Crusade, earning the crusaders' respect
Saladin
1189
This "lionheart" king is crowned in England
Richard I
1187
This Chinese navigational device is first used in Europe
Compass
1185
This device for grinding grain is first used in Europe
Windmill
1170
Thomas Becket, archbishop of this city, is murdered
on orders from King Henry II
Canterbury
1163
Construction begins on this famous Paris cathedral
Notre Dame
1156
The Kremlin is constructed in this city. At first, it is merely a wooden wall
Moscow
1099
The First Crusade comes to an end with the capture of this city
Jerusalem
Early 1100's
This famous temple complex is built in Cambodia
Angkor Wat
1096
First evidence of teaching at this University, England's oldest
Oxford
1086
This book lists all the taxable property in England
Domesday Book
1073
Construction begins on St. Mark's Basilica in this city
Venice
1066
This Norman ruler conquers England
William the Conqueror
1054
The church of Rome permanently separates from the church of this city
Constantinople
1016
Cnut the Great, prince of this country, conquers England
Denmark
1010
This oldest surviving copy of this epic Old English poem is written
Beowulf
1001
Leif Ericson establishes settlements in this modern-day country
Canada
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level 46
Apr 26, 2014
It never actually occurred to me that windmills had a purpose...
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level 53
Apr 30, 2014
Yeah, they were actually mills...for milling grain. And some for pumping water, as well.
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level 44
Oct 5, 2014
I thought they were just there for crazy men with big noses to attack with lances...
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level 37
Oct 8, 2014
I'm Dutch, and we simply call them mills, not windmills. I kept trying mill but it wouldn't accept it!
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level 67
May 6, 2017
Yeah, i tried Mills too but it's still not an acceptable answer.m
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level 66
Aug 23, 2017
Not all mills are windmills so the answer has to be specific.
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level 75
Aug 23, 2017
I think this clue would have been better if it had read, "This device used to power the grinding of grain is first used..." The windmill itself doesn't grind grain, it is the device which powers the device that grinds grain.
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level 68
Aug 29, 2017
Naah, the windmill is the entire thing. The wind turns the blades which then transfer the energy to the grindstones. It's all one big specialized mechanism for the one purpose of grinding grain.
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level 55
May 19, 2014
I didn't know the Domesday Book was a real thing. I thought James Rollins made it up.
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level 64
Aug 22, 2014
Angkor Wat is a temple in the complex of Angkor. You will need to reword the question, or change the answer.
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level ∞
Nov 6, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angkor_Wat
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level 37
Aug 23, 2017
A "better" website: http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Angkor_Wat_(Civ5)
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level 76
Oct 5, 2014
100% but took a few guesses to get Venice. Please accept Salah ad-Din or Saleh ad-Din. Possibly also Salahuddin
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level 81
Oct 6, 2014
Cnut is a strange way to spell what would be "Knut" in Danish or I think usually called "Canute" in English?
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level 64
Jan 23, 2017
I've only seen Knut or Canute.
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level 69
Aug 23, 2017
My dyslexic niece wrote an essay about King Cnut. It didn't turn out well.
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level 63
Aug 23, 2017
Rufty - ROFL
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level 56
Aug 23, 2017
Cnut is the standard way of spelling his name now in English, or at least it is in the literature on the period. It comes from the fact that that is how his name is spelled in original documents from the period, and is an anglicization of the Norse Knutr. Canute is a later "modernization" of the name.
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level 59
May 13, 2016
Could you accept 'mill' for windmill please
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level 67
Feb 23, 2018
But there were mills in Europe long before 1185. Watermills, for instance.
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level 68
Nov 12, 2016
Can you also accept gristmill?
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
Please can you accept Istanbul for Constantinople
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level 66
Aug 23, 2017
Tried Saladdin and it didn't register. Gave up thinking I didn't know the answer and was surprised to find out that I was correct.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
I too struggled with mills vs windmills. The "machine" that grinds grain is a mill. The wind part just qualifies how it is powered; hence "wind"-mill, "water"-mill etc. If you had a mill that's powered by a donkey walking in a circle, you'd hardly call it a windmill, would you?
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
Not enough questions on America (joke...)
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level 79
Aug 23, 2017
Even so, people would have probably complained about it being too America-centric.
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level 67
Aug 24, 2017
Well, I would hardly say that there is generally too much attention paid to indigenous American history.
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level 48
Aug 23, 2017
Only missed Canterbury, more specifically missed the 'r' in Canterbury. I was there 3 days ago - incredible.
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level 65
Aug 23, 2017
Agreed on windmill, it was a bit opaque to me at least; other than that I thought everything was clear enough.
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level 35
Aug 23, 2017
I thin it is worth nothing that the Church of Rome and the Church of Constantinople didn't really split in 1054. There was a writ of excommunication written by a Papal Legate who had no authority because the appointing Pope had died... every primary source suggests that the ecclesiastic and secular hierarchies in Rome and the Byzantine Empire continued as if nothing had happened. The best you can ascribe to 1054 is really "popularly considered the start of the split between"
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level 60
Oct 4, 2017
As mill didn't work I tried windmill and voila. Let's all be happy with that. Or do you want it to be more difficult? Because it's about vertical windmills.