Ch 5: History Alive Chapter 5: The Decline of Feudalism

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The Decline of Feudalism chapter of this History Alive Medieval World and Beyond Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the decline of feudalism. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Decline of Feudalism textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • About the religious wars in France
  • Henry VIII and the Church of England
  • Peasant revolts of the fourteenth century
  • The Hundred Years' War
  • About European population decline from the Black Death and Little Ice Age
  • The establishment of modern nation states

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6 Lessons in Chapter 5: History Alive Chapter 5: The Decline of Feudalism
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The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

1. The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

The Protestant Reformation was so popular and controversial in Europe that it sometimes led to war. This lesson explores the violent effect of the Reformation in France as war erupted between the Catholics and the Protestants.

Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

2. Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

This lesson covers the various steps Henry VIII took in breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church. You'll learn how Henry managed to get what he wanted by going through legal means and playing off of others who also had problems with the Church.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

3. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

Fourteenth-century Europe saw several peasant revolts. This lesson looks at the economic and political conditions that led to these uprisings and names two of the most well-known.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

4. The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France between 1337 and 1453. This lesson explores what led to the conflict and some of the decisive battles of the war.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

5. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

6. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

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