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1

what started this period

1066- battle of hastings

2

who brought feudalism

william the conquereor

3

how was the land divided in feudalism

1/4 to king
1/4 to church
rest sorted amongst the nobles

4

who were the serfs

anglo-saxons

5

what kind of barons owned the land

norman barons

6

Henry II married

Eleanor of Aquitaine

7

eleanor is a

french queen

8

eleanor brought the idea of

holy quests and chivalry

9

henry II's son

richard, the lion-hearted

10

Richard's absence was because he was in the

crusades

11

richard's absence led to his brother John

plotting against him

12

After John passed as king, what erectee

parliament

13

who signed the magna carta

john

14

why did the feudal system decline due to sheeps

towns grew up around the sheep industry

15

reasons why the feudal system decline (6)

commoners began to have power in the house of commons
guilds were created
trade stimulated by crusades
wealth not based on land
black plague killed 1/3 of england's population
established universities/ education encouraged

16

3 topics for writing during this period

hundred years war
black death
war of the roses

17

when did this period end

1485

18

what event ended this period

Henry VII (Tudor) ,house of lancaster, defeated Richard III house of York

19

who brought french

norman

20

what words do we get from french

court and cook words

21

what class spoke french

aristocrts

22

what class spoke latin

clergy

23

what class spoke english

commoners

24

why did english emerge as our language (5)

commoners outnumbered others
Henry VII spoke english
unpatriotic to speak enemy's language during 100 years war
Chaucer wrote and sold to the common man
Printing press standarized english

25

robin hood is what type of literature

ballad

26

tales of king arthur is what type of literature

romances

27

ordered first complete translation of Bible into english

John Wycliff

28

father of english literature

Geoffrey Chaucer

29

Chaucer fought in what war

100 years war

30

as a teenager, what happened to chaucer

captured

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