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  1. every vassal swore first allegiance to William over all other lords, making him the liege lord
  2. schools, hospitals, and hospice for travelers and pilgrims
  3. lay investiture (secular rulers claiming the right to appoint church officials)
  4. his domain (Ile-de-France) was very small, and he posed no threat/challenge to nobles
  5. colonization of England; they cut down primeval forests and developed heavy clay soil of central England for cultivation
  1. a Why did French nobles elect Hugh Capet as the French king in 987 A.D.?
  2. b What "key" action was taken by William I to strengthen the allegiance of English nobles to the monarchy and central government?
  3. c What was the "key" issue over which popes and Holy Roman Emperors clashed?
  4. d What types of social services did monasteries and convents provide during the Middle Ages?
  5. e What was the greatest achievement of the Anglo-Saxons?

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. What non-religious (non-dogmatic) reform was instituted by Pope Gregory VII?
  2. What concession to the Holy Roman Emperor(s) did the Catholic Church make as a result of the Concordat of Worms?
  3. What was the function of the earliest juries in the English judicial system?
  4. What restrictions did the Catholic Church impose on Jews during the Middle Ages?
  5. What was Henry II's greatest contribution to the growth of strong central government in England?

5 True/False questions

  1. ~1 - established continuity by: (A) each king ruled long time (average 30 plus years), and (B) each king had son crowned before dying - (smooth succession)
    ~2 - gained complete control of personal domains - became base from which to expand power
    ~3 - established efficient and loyal bureaucracy by: (A) collected taxes, (B) imposed royal law (to increase the power of the central government), and (C) "A and B" increased prestige - helped gain support of middle class towns
    ~4 - Capetians (especially Louis VI the Fat) allied with Catholic Church by: (A) used armies to protect monasteries and towns complaining of oppression by feudal lords, and (B) used feudal law to force lords to appear in court and stripped nobles of possessions
    Through what means did the early Capetian kings strengthen theirs and the power of the central government in France?


  2. ruled England - Normandy - Anjou (northern France south of Normandy)What concession to the Holy Roman Emperor(s) did the Catholic Church make as a result of the Concordat of Worms?


  3. manual laborWhat type of behavior/activity was stressed in the Benedictine Rule?


  4. 1 - placed limits on power of king
    2 - financial limits established on "scutage" (shield money) and inheritance for fiefs
    3 - widows could not be compelled to remarry-remarriage did require lord's consent
    4 - guarantees of basic rights to all English citizens (A) right of representative parliament to control taxation, (B) right of trial by a jury of peers (as several clauses were interpreted later in the 16th and 17th centuries)
    What principles were contained in the Magna Carta when it was first promulgated in 1215 AD?


  5. ~1 - used paid officials who were loyal to him and were drawn from Church, middle class, poorer nobility
    ~2 - granted charters to new towns
    ~3 - organized a standing army
    ~4 - introduced national tax
    Through what means/actions did Philip II strengthen the power of the central government during his reign?