Chapter 5.1 Lords and vassals

§5.1 Lords and vassals
the feudal system
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§5.1 Lords and vassals
the feudal system

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Learning objectives
At the end of the theory you are able to explain:
Why Charlemagne was such an important ruler 
and how he was able to govern his empire
What the feudal system is.

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The fall of the Roman Empire
The fall of the Roman Empire had huge consequences for the whole society.  A professional army secured its protection. This system of government ended with the fall of the Empire.
The  Franks, had a different kind of society. They had no cities, did not know how to write.

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The Franks
The most powerful Germanic tribe 
King Clovis, from the Merovingian family, became ruler of all Franks.

Clovis is baptized as a Christian.
( 466-511)

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Do exercise 6 par 5.1

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Slide 7 - Mind map

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Exercise Charlemagne

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Lords and vassels
Lord is the term used in the Early Middle Ages for rulers, such as kings. The bond between a lord and his followers, vassals, was very important. 

The benefits for the lord were that vassals fought for him and gave him respect. 
The benefits for the vassals (leenmannen) were that the lord offered them protection, shelter and income.

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Research how Charlemagne is able to govern his Empire.

On the next slide you see cards use them all to construct an overview how the feudal system works. 

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use the cards to reconstruct how the feudal system works 
use §5.1 as a source

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Describe in your own words the meaning of chivalry

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Write down 3 things you have learned today

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Ask a question about a thing which you don't understand yet

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