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- 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the TCI History Alive The Medieval World and Beyond: Online Textbook Help course
- History Alive Chapter 1: The Legacy of the Roman Empire
- History Alive Chapter 2: The Development of Feudalism in Western Europe
- History Alive Chapter 3: The Roman Catholic Church in Medieval Europe
- History Alive Chapter 4: Life in Medieval Towns
- History Alive Chapter 6: The Byzantine Empire
- History Alive Chapter 7: The Origins and Spread of Islam
- History Alive Chapter 8: Learning About World Religions - Islam
- History Alive Chapter 9: Muslim Innovations & Adaptations
- History Alive Chapter 10: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires
- History Alive Chapter 11: Early Societies in West Africa
- History Alive Chapter 12: Ghana - A West African Trading Empire
- History Alive Chapter 13: The Influence of Islam on West Africa
- History Alive Chapter 14: The Cultural Legacy of West Africa
- History Alive Chapter 15: The Political Development of Imperial China
- History Alive Chapter 16: China Develops a New Economy
- History Alive Chapter 17: Chinese Discoveries & Inventions
- History Alive Chapter 18: China's Contacts with the Outside World
- History Alive Chapter 19: The Influence of Neighboring Cultures on Japan
- History Alive Chapter 20: Heian-kyo - The Heart of Japan's Golden Age
- History Alive Chapter 21: The Rise of the Warrior Class in Japan
- History Alive Chapter 22: The Mayas
- History Alive Chapter 23: The Aztecs
- History Alive Chapter 24: Daily Life in Tenochtitlán
- History Alive Chapter 25: The Incas
- History Alive Chapter 26: Achievements of the Mayas, Aztecs & Incas
- History Alive Chapter 27: The Renaissance Begins
- History Alive Chapter 28: Florence - The Cradle of the Renaissance
- History Alive Chapter 29: Leading Figures of the Renaissance
- History Alive Chapter 30: The Reformation Begins
- History Alive Chapter 31: The Spread & Impact of the Reformation
- History Alive Chapter 32: The Age of Exploration
- History Alive Chapter 33: The Scientific Revolution
- History Alive Chapter 34: The Enlightenment