Year 7 Keywords

Analyse – to use your thinking skills to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.

Artefact – any object made by human beings.

Barbican – a tower or fortification which reinforces the entrance of a castle.

Bias – a one-sided view.

Cause – a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result.

Cavalry – soldiers who fight on horseback.

Century – one hundred years.

Chronology – the order in which historical events occur.

Consequence – an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome.

Domesday Book – information which was collected by King William about England in 1087.

Fact – something which is supported by evidence.

Feudal System – the system of power which the Normans introduced into England. The king gave power and land to the nobles who in turn would promise to control their part of the country and offer wealth and knights whenever asked for. The nobles would in turn give land and power to knights and they would then makes peasants pay rent and to live on this land. The Feudal System was a method of keeping control over England and making sure the kind could count on military service.

Infantry – soldiers who fight on foot.

Interpretation – how at least one person views a topic or subject. Generally one has a reason why they are bias, sometimes without realising.

Noble – a person of high rank who usually owns land.

Norman Conquest – the Normans took control of England in 1066 and spent several years establishing their power. The period had many consequences including changes in language, systems of power, the building of castles and emigration by wealthy nobles.

Opinion – what your thoughts are, a personal view.

Portcullis – A metal gate usually inside a barbican.

Primary source – A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study.

Secondary sources – are books, newspapers, pamphlets, encylopedias and other materials in which information has been gathered for you.

Wealth – the collection of money and possessions.

  1. charis lee says:

    thsi is great now i can revise the keywords_ the night before my exams!!! yay



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