Wasn't that a dainty dish, To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house, Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour, Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden, Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a blackbird And pecked off her nose.
29. By what means was French national hero Joan of Arc executed for heresy?
Burned at the stake. (1412-31)
30. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Christian Europeans waged a series of military campaigns to save the Holy Land from the infidels. What were these military campaigns called?
31. In 1054, the Great Schism occurred, dividing Christianity into Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Rome was the religious capital for Catholics. What was the religious capital for Orthodox Christians?
32. This type of colorful window might adorn a medieval cathedral.
Stained glass window.
33. What is the name of the medieval occupation of foolish entertainer for the court.
Jester (joker, fool) [clown, a later development] Typically pictured wearing 3-pointed hat with bells. A deck of cards pictures two.
34. Probably used less than people think, this uncomfortable fashion accessory would prevent a lady from being unfaithful to her lord.
35. What type of material was it the medieval tanner’s job to handle?
36. When the castle bell was rung, people were supposed to cover their fires for the night. From the Old French term cuevrefeu ‘cover fire’, we get this word meaning the time when our children are supposed to come home.
Originally, this term, meant ‘cover fire’. early 14c., "evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour," from Anglo-Fr. coeverfu (late 13c.), from O.Fr. cuevrefeu, lit. "cover fire" (Mod.Fr. couvre-few), from cuevre, imper. of covrir "to cover" (see cover) + feu "fire" (see focus). The medieval practice of ringing a bell at fixed time in the evening as an order to bank the hearths and prepare for sleep. The original purpose was to prevent conflagrations from untended fires. The modern extended sense of "periodic restriction of movement" had evolved by 1800s.
37. What is the name of an upper-class family’s unique crest, typically including symbols of power like a lion or eagle.
Coat of arms (displayed esp in mid-12th cent on battlefield, displayed on banners or shields.)
38. Legend has it, in the 13th century a knight sat on an oatcake cooling on the hearth. His chainmail made dents in the cake that held butter well. This fanciful story explains the origin of what popular breakfast food?