Objects & Places from A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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Coucy - This is located at the center of Picardy and acknowledged as one of the keys to the kingdom of France. It is a well-populated area and is an example of the constant struggle between earthly and spiritual wealth.

The Castle of Coucy - This structure features a rainwater fish pond on the roof, and underground tunnels so that provisions can be brought inside in the event of a siege.

Jacquerie - This term stands for the peasantry of the 14th century.

Notre Dame de Liesse - This is a small church near Laon, where King Charles goes on a pilgrimage.

Dance of Burning Ones - This name describes a masquerade ball.

Nicopolis - This place is a city in Hungary where Frenchmen are captured by the Turks.

Brusa - This is a city where a French nobleman is held by the Turks after capture.

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