Middle Ages: Glossary 1
alcazaba: a Moorish fortified building used for defence by the Arabs in Spain.
armour: the metal coverings formerly worn by knights to protect the body in battle.
bailey: the open area within a castle fortification.
castle: a large fortified building or group of buildings, typically of the medieval period.
church: a building for public, especially Christian worship.
monks: the body of people ordained for religious duties in the Christian Church.
craftsman: a worker skilled in a particular craft or manual job.
drawbridge: a bridge which is hinged at one end so that it can be raised.
feudalism: the social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were tenants of and protected by the nobles.
guild: a medieval association of craftsmen or merchants.