Glossary

glossary of words

History has its own vocabulary, terms and definitions.  I intend to build The History Jar Glossary to include definitions of some of these words and the context within which they are used. The glossaries of linked words that immediately spring to mind are castles, ecclesiastical buildings, weaponry, titles, jobs, political vocabulary.

 

 

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Annals – a historical account that is presented in chronological order.

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Castle architecture vocabulary

Chronological –  sequence of events presented in date order.

Church architecture vocabulary

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Hanoverian  The Hanoverians became monarchs of the three kingdoms as a result of the Act of Settlement which saw the Crown settled upon the nearest Protestant claimant. To describe something as Hanoverian links it either to the ruling house (1714-1901), to their supporters or to their reigns.