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Chapter 15 Section 3. France in the Middle Ages . Charlemagne’s Empire . Divided into three parts Western part= Kingdom of France First ruled by Charles the Bald . Capetian Dynasty . 987: Hugh Capet Chosen by nobles Vassals of Charles the Bald Rules a small area around Paris

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Chapter 15 section 3

Chapter 15 Section 3

France in the Middle Ages


Charlemagne s empire

Charlemagne’s Empire

  • Divided into three parts

  • Western part= Kingdom of France

  • First ruled by Charles the Bald


Capetian dynasty

Capetian Dynasty

  • 987: Hugh Capet

    • Chosen by nobles

      • Vassals of Charles the Bald

    • Rules a small area around Paris

    • Proclaimed his successor prior to his death


Philip ii 1180 1223

Philip II 1180-1223

  • Nobles more powerful than French king

    • King of England owns more French land than the king

    • Attempts to re-claim land

    • King John and Normandy


Philip iv the fair 1285 1314

Philip IV the Fair 1285-1314

  • Wanted absolute authority

  • Meets with the three estates (French social classes)

    • Clergy

    • Nobles

    • Townspeople

      • Leads to the development of the Estates-General

        • A form of representative government

  • Trouble with England


Capetian dynasty ends

Capetian Dynasty Ends

  • Philip IV has three sons and one daughter

    • Louis X

      • John I (lived five days)

    • Philip V

    • Charles IV

    • Isabella married to Edward III, King of England


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