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Ch 8: History of France & England

About This Chapter

The History of France & England chapter of this Major Events in World History Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study key conflicts and reforms occurring in these countries. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with French and English history.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering French and English history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the history of France and England. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the history of France and England
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the History of France & England chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the History of France & England chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any world history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the history of France and England for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Impacts of the Crusades
  • Magna Carta
  • The Constitution of Clarendon
  • Events of the Renaissance
  • Outcomes of the Hundred Years War
  • The Black Death and Little Ice Age
  • Thinkers of the English Enlightenment
  • Political reforms in Austria, France and Prussia
  • Conditions leading to the French Revolution
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Outcomes of the Congress of Vienna
  • English political reform in the 1700s

27 Lessons in Chapter 8: History of France & England
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

1. The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

This lesson covers the motivations of Pope Urban II in calling for the crusade at Clermont and at the religious and secular motivations of European laymen. We will also look at the startling success of the first crusade.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

2. The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

This lesson examines the utter failure of the later crusades. We look at some of the factors that led to this failure. We then have a glimpse at each of the major crusades abroad, as well as the political and heretical crusades in Europe.

Results and Impact of the Crusades

3. Results and Impact of the Crusades

This lesson explores the results and impact of the Crusades. We examine the social impact, the political impact and the economic impact of three centuries of crusading.

The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

4. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

5. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

6. France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

This lesson focuses on France at the end of The Hundred Years War. It will examine the changes to France in the areas of military tactics, feudalism, and its monarchies. It will also highlight the French monarchs of the time period.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

7. 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.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

8. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

9. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

10. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

11. The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the phase of the French Revolution popularly known as the Reign of Terror, a year-long period where thousands of French men and women lost their lives.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

12. Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

In this lesson, we explore the rise to power of one of France's greatest rulers, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his subsequent achievements during the first few years of his rule up until he was crowned Emperor in 1804.

The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

13. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

14. Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the political developments of eighteenth-century Britain, from the formation and union of Great Britain to the political reforms and ideologies of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger.

Famous British Prime Ministers

15. Famous British Prime Ministers

In this lesson, we'll learn about famous British prime ministers. We'll highlight their key achievements and place their leadership in historical context.

Famous French Presidents

16. Famous French Presidents

After the French Revolution in 1792, France went through a series of changes, including the installation of a presidential figure. In this lesson we will look at a few of France's most influential presidents.

Class System in Victorian England

17. Class System in Victorian England

England saw a number of changes under the reign of Queen Victoria. One of those was the development of a new class system. In this lesson, we'll look at this system and see what it meant for English society.

Elizabethan Era Class System

18. Elizabethan Era Class System

The Elizabethan era is generally considered to be an English Golden Age, but was this true for everyone? In this lesson, we'll talk about the class system of Elizabethan England and see how society was organized.

English Class System in the 16th Century

19. English Class System in the 16th Century

Few societies have seen as much change as England during the 16th century. Still, the social classes that grouped that country remained largely intact, despite some internal challenges. In this lesson, we will discuss these internal changes and how it affected the class system in England.

English Class System in the 18th Century

20. English Class System in the 18th Century

At the beginning of the 18th century, England was a relatively small power. By the end of it, Britain had emerged as a world power. This lesson looks at class system during that transformative time.

English Class System in the 19th Century

21. English Class System in the 19th Century

For much of the 19th century in Britain, social class was extremely important. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the social classes of that period, also referred to as the Victorian era.

The Estates General Meeting and the French Revolution

22. The Estates General Meeting and the French Revolution

The French Revolution forever changed the face of France and all of Europe. It got its start with a meeting of the Estates General called by King Louis XVI.

French & Indian War: Timeline & Facts

23. French & Indian War: Timeline & Facts

In this lesson, we will learn the timeline of the French and Indian War and it's importance to colonialism in the North American continent. Understand the key figures and pivotal battles of the war that led to an eventual British victory.

French Monarchy: Names & Timeline

24. French Monarchy: Names & Timeline

In this lesson we will learn about the French monarchy. We will select and identify some of the important monarchs in French history, and we will highlight key themes and developments.

History of Cholera: Outbreaks & Timeline

25. History of Cholera: Outbreaks & Timeline

Did you know diarrhea can be deadly? This lesson will briefly describe cholera, where you'll learn about its history, such as its major outbreaks and the major figures that played a role in its discovery.

Who Discovered Cholera? - Filippo Pacini & History

26. Who Discovered Cholera? - Filippo Pacini & History

This lesson provides a brief history of Filippo Pacini, an important Italian anatomist and microbiologist. It also discusses his work in anatomy, and his connection to cholera and the scientist Robert Koch.

What is the Regency Period? - Definition & Characteristics

27. What is the Regency Period? - Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson you will learn about the defining characteristics of the Regency Period. This lesson includes major people, art, and literature of the Regency Period.

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