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Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Life in the Middle Ages Welcome to the Middle Ages!

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1 Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Life in the Middle Ages Welcome to the Middle Ages!

2 Definitions Types of Tales Fables Folk Tales Nursery Rhymes Fairy Tales How Told? Why Told? By minstrels, for news and entertainment.

3 History of the Middle Ages The Middle Ages is considered to have begun with the Norman Conquest in 1066The Middle Ages is considered to have begun with the Norman Conquest in 1066 The Middle Ages is considered to have ended about the time of the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492The Middle Ages is considered to have ended about the time of the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492

4 Feudal System The King owned all of the landThe King owned all of the land The nobility held land for the king, and paid taxes Peasants worked land for nobility; paid taxes Church also received money from nobility and peasants.Church also received money from nobility and peasants.

5 Personal Life Short, brutal, hard Health (humors)humors Average life span Food Money Housing Heat in winter Marriage Travel

6 Knights, Armour, and Weapons Who can be a knight? Fealty Weapons: longbow, crossbow, sword, mace, axeWeapons: longbow, crossbow, sword, mace, axe Tournaments Armour Animals: hawk, falcon, destrier Crusades Chivalry

7 Chivalry is an honor code that pledges a knight to respect ladies and defend them against harm. A knight pledges to always do his best in battle; he may honorably break this pledge at the request of a lady

8 Crime and Punishment Swift and severe Drawn and quartered Boiled in oil Hanging Rock-A-Bye Baby Guillotine/display heads Punishment for stealing Punishment is a picnic Debtor’s prison

9 The Black Death Trade Routes Caravans and ships Grain

10 The Black Death Rats Fleas Bite Humans Plague Outbreak 30% of the population of Europe dead Ring Around the Rosie

11 The Spread of the Plague

12 The Cinderella Story Yeh Shen, The Chinese Cinderella Grimm Brother’s VersionGrimm Brother’s Version Disney Version Native American Version Many other versions

13 Thank You For Watching Click on the pictures for more information!

14 The Tudors After the middle ages, we had the Tudor Family ruling in England. Here are some links to information about King Henry, Bloody Mary, Elizabeth I, and Mary, Queen of ScotsBloody Mary


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