Presentation on theme: "DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE MIDDLE AGES BY: CAITLIN FAHEY AND CHRISTINA RESZEL."— Presentation transcript:
DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE MIDDLE AGES BY: CAITLIN FAHEY AND CHRISTINA RESZEL
REASONS FOR THE NORMAN INVASION Dispute over who had the right to the throne after King Edward the Confessor died in January 1066. Both William the Conqueror and Harold Godwineson believed they had to right to the throne. Godwineson took throne after he promised William the throne.
NORMAN INVASION William the Conqueror was the Duke of Normandy William used the broken promise(he was promised the throne and then was denied it) to gain papal support Attained troops quickly and raised an army. William attacked England with his Norman army Fought his way to Hastings; which included burning crops and destroying agricultural production Defeated the English easily
FEUDALISM The system of political organization prevailing in Europe from the around 1066 to the 15 th century. Mutual Obligation between one person and another. Following Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest Introduced by the Normans When Muslims Threatened to invade Rome
FEUDALISM Fief is the land A lord is the land owner and gives the land in exchange for military services Vassal is a person who receives the land The easy way to “pay” the army
CAPETIAN DYNASTY Dynasty lasted from 987-996 AD Hugh Capet was the founding monarch and the son of a French Duke He waved his right to the throne Capet gained land between the Loire and Seine Rivers Was very powerful and was considered to be unofficial ruler Was named Hugh the Great! After death of King Luthair Capet self appointed himself King.
END OF CAPETIAN RULE Capetians initially controlled only the duchy of France Philip III the Bold (1270-1285) County of Toulouse
FUN VIDEO ABOUT FUEDALISM!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtbFQEXRBU