5.1 Lords and vassals

5.1 Lords and vassals
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5.1 Lords and vassals

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You can explain:
  •  how Charlemagne became a powerful king and emperor of a large empire
  • how Charlemagne ruled his empire
  •  how there was political division after Charlemagne’s death
  •  causes and consequences of insecurity in Europe
  •  what position knights had in society

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The Frankish Kingdom
Reign under Clovis (5th century) and Charlemagne (8th century):
  • Warrior culture
  • Using the Christian faith
  • System between lords and vassals

Read 5.1
- Try to explain what the system between lords and vassals means
- Done? Do exercises 1 to 5

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  • What? Make assignment 1 to 5 from section 5.1
  • How? In your workbook
  • Help? Ask your teacher :)

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Try to explain what the system between lords and vassals means

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Imagine that you are the boss of McDonald's. Then you have 37,000 restaurants in 120 countries.
It is, of course, very difficult to manage all these restaurants on your own.
So what is a good solution to this problem?

You let some people help you! You lend the restaurants to 120 people who arrange everything in their country! They get to choose, for example, what is on the menu and how it is advertised. In exchange, they only have to give you a part of the money.

That's also how Charlemagne ruled the Frankish empire!

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The feudal system
  • Charlemagne asked for help from the nobility
  • He gave authority over a territory to nobleman
  • The area remained Charlemagne's, but they were allowed to loan it.
  • We call this the feudal system or feudalism
You could become a count or a duke:
  • Count: The boss of a small area, a county. This was less important
  • Duke: The boss of a large area, a duchy (e.g. Brabant). This was very important

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Who does it belong to?
Has to supply soldiers

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Who does it belong to?
Allowed to speak the law

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Who does it belong to?
Gives a territory in loan

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Who does it belong to?
May keep the income of a territory

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Who does it belong to?
Does not want the loan to become hereditary

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The agreement - of the feudal system
The lord
Keeps the territory, but loans it to a nobleman.

The vassal
May loan the territory and:
- Governs the area
- Speaks law in it
- Supplies soldiers for the lord
- May keep income from the territory
- Must be loyal to the feudal lord
The person who gives a territory in loan.
The person recieves a territory in loan.

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