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  1. Development of England and France Middle ages by: Caitlin fahey and Christina reszel

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Feudalism • The system of political organization prevailing in Europe from the around 1066 to the 15th century. • Mutual Obligation between one person and another. • Following Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest • Introduced by the NormansWhen Muslims Threatened to invade Rome


  5. Feudalism • Fief is the landA lord is the land owner and gives the land in exchange for military services Vassal is a person who receives the landThe easy way to “pay” the army

  6. 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.

  7. End of capetian rule Capetians initially controlled only the duchy of FrancePhilip III the Bold (1270-1285)County of Toulouse

  8. Fun video about fuedalism!! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtbFQEXRBU

  9. Works citied • http://ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/592375?terms=norman+invasion • http://www. Fofweb.com/Nuhistory/default.asp?itemid= we49 • http://ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/574434?terms=capetian+dynasty • http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/feudalism-in-england.htm • http://www.mapcruzin.com/free-maps-united-kingdom/england_france_1152.jpg • http://academic.udayton.edu/williamschuerman/Expansions_of_French_Monarchy.jpg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtbFQEXRBU • http://teachers.saschina.org/rderozario/files/2011/01/feudalismchart11.GIF • http://www.uncp.edu/home/rwb/capetian_france.gif