Years: ______________ to __________________ Directions: For each of the sections listed below, you will, either working alone or with a group, take notes for each section, making sure to answer the focus questions listed for each section. You will use these notes to come to a conclusion as who is the ideal man of the time period and what characteristics define him. The Norman Conquest 1. What occurred at the Battle of Hastings? 2. What kind of government is set up after the battle? 3. What kind of a leader William ad for how long does his reign last? 4. In what ways were the Anglo-Saxons more advanced? 5. Describe the national English character. 6. Who is Becket? The Land and Feudal System 1. What is the feudal system? Draw a diagram that shows how it is organized. 2. What is the Domesday Book and why is it important? The Medieval Church 1. What kind of a society existed from the 11th century to the 15th century? 2. What was the language of all educated persons? 3. For what reasons was the church so important? 4. What were the functions of the church? Medieval Life 1. Describe or draw country life. 2. What economic development greatly altered the daily life of common people? 3. Describe or draw city life. 4. What are the guilds? What did the guild system encourage 5. Around what did the communal life of cities center? 6. Describe the conditions of travel and food, effect of seasons, and popular attire. English Law 1. What was one of William’s most important innovations? s 2. What was common law? 3. What is the law of primogeniture? 4. What are ordeals? Why didn’t the system of ordeals last? 5. What is the Magna Carta and what did it establish? The Crusades 1. What was the original purpose of the Crusades? 2. What were the results of the Crusades? 3. What is chivalry? What did it mean to be chivalrous? The Hundred Years’ War 1. For what was the war fought? s 2. Who was involved? 3. What weapons were used? How did these weapons eventually bring about the end of the Middle Ages? The Wars of the Roses 1. What was the Black Death? How many perished? s 2. How did the plagues bring about the eventual end of the feudal system? 3. What was the peasant’s revolt? Outcome of? 4. What were the Wars of the Roses? For what were they fought and how did they end? Medieval Literature 1. What did a medieval romance usually consist of? 2. From what is King Arthur’s Britain based? 3. Describe what, overall, the stories of King Arthur and his knights illustrated. Geoffrey Chaucer 1. Who was Chaucer? Why was he important? 2.sDefine and explain the differences between morality and miracle plays. 3. According to the author, what was the real appeal of the Middle Ages?