14th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1301-1400.
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Last updated: June 19, 2018
First submittedFebruary 23, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1309-77
This French city is the seat of the Papacy
Avignon
B
1347-51
This plague kills around 1/3rd of the population of Europe
Black Death
C
1387
This author begins work on "The Canterbury Tales"
Geoffrey Chaucer
D
1397
This country enters into the "Kalmar Union" with Sweden and Norway
Denmark
E
1346
This English heir gains the nickname "The Black Prince" at the Battle of Crécy
Edward
F
1300s
This animal is often blamed for the spread of B
Flea
G
1400
With a population of 70,000, this Flemish wool-trading center is the
tenth largest city in Europe
Ghent
H
1337
This series of conflicts between England and France begins
Hundred Years' War
I
1300
This period of cooler weather begins
Little Ice Age
J
1333
The Muromachi period begins in this country
Japan
K
1392
The Joseon dynasty comes to power on this peninsula
Korea
L
1300s
This weapon is instrumental to English victories in H
Longbow
M
1300s
Timbuktu is the capital of this gold-rich empire
Mali
N
1300s
This German city is considered by some historians to be the "unofficial capital"
of the Holy Roman Empire
Nuremberg
O
1355
Nearly one hundred people are killed as local citizens fight students in
this city's St. Scholastica Day riot
Oxford
P
1333
Casimir the Great comes to power in this country
Poland
Q
1300s
This feathered serpent is worshipped at the Great Pyramid of Cholula
in modern-day Mexico
Quetzalcoatl
R
1300s
This cultural "rebirth" begins in Italy
The Renaissance
S
1353
This country's "Old Confederacy" expands to eight cantons
Switzerland
T
1300s
This steppe lord conquers much of Central Asia, killing 5% of the
world's population in the process
Timur the Lame
U
1320
According to Dante's "Inferno", people who commit this crime of lending money
at interest belong in the 7th circle of hell
Usury
V
1300s
This Italian naval power fights multiple wars against Genoa
Venice
W
1305
This Scottish patriot is hung, drawn, and quartered in London
William Wallace
X
1387
In response to piracy, China builds a fortress at the
site of this city on the Taiwan strait
Xiamen
Y
1368
This Chinese dynasty, established by Kublai Khan, comes to an end
Yuan
Z
1300s
This city's great enclosure is the largest stone structure south of the Sahara
Great Zimbabwe
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Level 64
Feb 23, 2018
Wow... the 1300s were a terrible time for Europe.
+3
Level ∞
Feb 24, 2018
Not so hot for Asia either!
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
Brilliant, finding an answer for all of A to Z for such an obscure century!
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2018
Thanks! It wasn't easy. But, sadly, there won't be a 13th century A-Z.
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Level 83
Jul 24, 2018
Here you go.

13th Century A-Z

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Level 83
Jul 30, 2018
Mostly Crusades and Mongols. The average score is 15, only 2 behind this one, and a few answers could probably be replaced with easier stuff if you wanted to dumb it down.
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Level 58
Aug 7, 2018
Obscure?
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Level 80
Feb 24, 2018
I never knew that about Oxford, maybe they don't tell that tale to us students in case we try to repeat it...
+4
Level 75
Mar 3, 2018
Oslo, Osaka, Orleans ... what other cities beginning with 'O' are there? Oh yeah, that one just down the road which I forgot
+1
Level 87
Jul 31, 2018
Omsk, Odessa, Osnabruck, Oppeln, pre-Columbian Omaha
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2018
A typo where "Kulbai" should be "Kublai" ? - Otherwise great quiz, awesome with not being only about Europe, but around the world.
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Level 80
Jun 19, 2018
There's still a typo in Kublai.
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Level ∞
Jun 19, 2018
Okay fixed
+1
Level 70
Feb 24, 2018
Great seris of quizzes, those last two were tough. There were four or five answers that I had no notion about.
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Level 63
Mar 9, 2018
I just read up on the St. Scholastica day riot. Very interesting. Essentially a barfight that got out of hand and lasted 2 days.

I imagine there must have been building tensions between the locals and the students for quite a while before the incident

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Level 40
Jul 9, 2018
I surprisingly did way better on this one than the 20th or 19th century quizzes
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Level 74
Jul 30, 2018
The "Black Prince" nickname is recorded in later writings after his death, at the time he was known as Edward of Woodstock
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Level 76
Jul 31, 2018
Sorry to be a pedant but William Wallace was "hanged", drawn and quartered. Pictures are hung, humans are hanged.
+1
Level 87
Jul 31, 2018
People really don't care about some irregular verb being correct versus incorrect due to some buffoon "rule".
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Level 76
Feb 17, 2021
Please correct the clue to 'hanged', drawn and quartered instead of 'hung'. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the only correct past tense for this sense of the word 'hang' is 'hanged', not 'hung'.
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Level 60
Aug 1, 2018
Agreed. To say a person is hung is....rather inappropriate.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2019
Haha.. when you put it that way...
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2019
I guess some people are hanged others are hung and some are both..
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Level 22
Nov 18, 2021
Hey, just wanted to say that it should be 'insect' instead of 'animal' at letter F, as it could be confused with rat.
+3
Level 71
Dec 7, 2021
Rat doesn't begin with an F though so it can't be the answer, and insects are animals.