Life In Medieval Britain.

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What was Medieval Britain divided into?
Individual kingdoms.
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Did the same monarch run England and Scotland? What did this often mean for both nations?
No. Meaning that there was often conflict between the two states.
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What two other nations did England run?
Ireland and Wales.
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How would the English monarch run his other countries?
Through the use of his lords there.
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About what percent of the population lived in the countryside in the late Medieval period?
90%/
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Name two large towns?
London and York.
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What was the average size of a small town?
30000 inhabitants.
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What were manors?
Speical estates/divisions of land.
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Who controlled each manor and what would they do?
By a lord, who controlled the peasents living on thier land.
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During what century did new markets begin to be established?
13th century.
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Name three things that locals would produce, to sell at the markets?
Ale, bread and textiles.
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Where dic England have long-distance trade routes with?
Europe.
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What two types of peope would rule over large populations of peasents on the manor?
Noble landowners and bishops.
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What gained people political power?
Land ownership.
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Why did the Church have a lot of power in society and government and given an exmaple of this power in government?
As they owned a lot of England's land, which allowed bishops to be sat in parliment and advising the king.
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What was a parish?
A local community, which England was divided up into.
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What two things would each parish have?
A church and a priest.
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What was the name given to the tax, which woyld support the local priest?
The tithe.
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How much was the tithe?
A tenth of what a person earnt.
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In terms of religion, what were people expected to attend weekly?
Mass.
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Why did the Church control many people's ideas on life, death and disease?
As many people were illiterate and could not read books to gain thier own opinions using current and past research, meaning their local churchmen was their only source of this knowkdge.
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Between what dates was the 100 year conflict between Britain and France?
1337 to 1453.
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When was the English Civil War (over the throne)/the War of the Roses?
From 1455 to 1487.
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What happened to Europe's climate duirng the Medieval Period?
It cooled.
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When was the Great Famine and why did it happen?
In 1315, due to the change in Europe's climate.
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What two events lead to the land- in England- being farmed by less people?
Due to the Great Famine and the Black Death.
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Why did lords gain less control over pesents? Give two points.
As they began to demand btter wages and working conditions form thier lords.
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