Alfred the Great.
Large, self-sufficient farming estates were called Manors!
Had to ready to go to war
with very little notice.
the exchange of duties and rights between lords
paid the Danes to leave them alone
The battle between the Muslims and the Franks was called the Battle of Tours.
They spoke Norse, which is closest to Icelandic and Faroese.
They were called Jarls
forces of nature
it was very far from the mainland of Europe
Picts and Scots
leave the rest of England alone
baltic and black seas.
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The inquisition was set up by the Roman Catholic church, to suppress heresy. In this context, heresy means any acts or dogmas opposing those of the Roman Catholic church. The inquisition was, so to speak, the religious police and besides that an instrument to keep the church pure (orthodox), an instrument of power.
You will find some very good articles on Inquisition at answers.com (for instance by using 1-click answers). The Inquisition is designed to do evil in the name of good. Using it the Church murdered the innocent and enriched itself (or its officers, more properly) with the property it confiscated from them and their families. There is no morally relative argument that can justify the bloody destruction it wrought upon Europe and America, and indeed, in Christian terms, such moral perversity as the Inquisition can only be the product of Satanic influence.
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Wessex, and subsequently Mercia (which he allowed to be governed by his daughter and her husband Aethelred)
Most middle age people were serfs, or people who worked land owned by a lord. Basically, they worked the land, kept what they needed, and most of the time, the lord took the rest.
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They're called fjords.