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Siege

Siege To surround and attack a fortified place so that help and supplies cannot get in and the inhabitants cannot escape.

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Abbey

Abbey A religious institution, usually made up of monks or nuns supervised by an abbot or an abbess.
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Allies

Allies States or nations that are bound together by alliance.In World War One the term was used to denote Britain, France, Russia and later the USA.In World War T
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Ale

Ale An alcoholic drink made from hops and malt. Similar to beer but much darker and heavier.
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Alliance

Alliance An alliance is an agreement made between two or more countries to give each other help if it is needed. When an alliance is signed, those countries become
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Annates

Annates Money paid by the clergy to the Pope. All Catholic clergymen had to pay the profit from their first year in any new or advanced position.
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Angles

Angles A member or descendant of the Germanic people that came to England from south Jutland in the fifth century. They founded the kingdoms of Northumbria, East
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Armada

Armada A fleet of armed ships. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to attack England in 1558.
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Appeasement

Appeasement The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace. It was used unsuccessfully by Neville Chamberlain prior to the outbreak of World
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Black Hand

Black Hand Serbian terrorist group who planned and carried out the assassination of Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, that triggered the outbreak of World War One.
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Brinkmanship

Brinkmanship The practice of seeking to gain an advantage by pushing dangerous events to their limits and hoping that the other party will back down.
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Barracks

Barracks A building, or group of buildings used to house military personnel. The word originates from the Spanish barracas meaning soldiers huts or tents.
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