Lesson 25: Medieval Village Life Phrase and word suggestions Land owned by a lord, consisting of village buildings and surrounding land (manor). Name for a peasant’s cottage (cruck house). Peasants who were tied to the land and had to work for the lord who owned it (villein). Peasants who had little or no land, but who were not free and who often lived in cottages outside the main manor (bordars or cottars). Land where sheep and cattle grazed (pastures). A thick soup of vegetables and sometimes meat (pottage). A long, almost floor-length tunic, usually worn over a shirt by peasant women (kirtle). http://education.hodge.continuumbooks.com © Susie Hodge (2010) Resources for Teaching History 11–14. London: Continuum.