Anglo Saxon and Medieval Period

Cameron Lockwood, Kylie Nemec, Ashlynn Jones, Samip Koirala

What is Chivalry?

Chivalry is the medieval knightly system with religious, moral, and social code.

a combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.

The word 'Chivalry derives from the French word chevalier meaning a horseman

What was the goal of the crusades?

The Crusades were holy wars fought between Christians in Europe and Muslims in the Middle East between 1095 and 1291. The main goal of the Crusades was to take control of Jerusalem away from the Muslims.
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Who is considered the father of English literature?

Geoffrey Chaucer, born in London was an author, poet, philosopher and diplomat he

wrote the unfinished work, The Canterbury Tales. It is considered one of the greatest poetic works in English.

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Founder of Our Language

How is Canterbury Tales arranged? What holds it together?

It was arranged in 10 fragments.

  • F1: General prologue, knight, miller, reeve, cook
  • F2: Man of Law
  • F3: Wife of Bath, Friar, Summoner
  • F4: Clerk, Merchant
  • F5: Squire, Franklin
  • F6: Physician, Pardoner
  • F7: Shipman, Prioress, "Chaucer", Monk, Nun's Priest

  • Socrates, Seneca, and Ovid were all rolled into one, this what held Canterbury Tales together.

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What led to the decline of feudalism and the growth of a new middle class?

The Medieval Feudal system, feudalism, worked well for many hundreds of years. The decline of feudalism occurred due to a number of events which occurred during the Medieval times and era. Feudalism was based on the division of land by the king to nobles and vassals in return for their military service under the Feudal Levy. Land was the main source of the economy and was dependent on the peasants who worked on the land.
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