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History of the Medieval Warm Period - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to review facts about European events during the medieval warm period, including William's conquest of England and the ongoing conflicts between England and France. Learn more about Thomas Becket and what the Constitutions of Clarendon accomplished.
Other lessons examine the Crusades and the impact. After completing your studies in this chapter, you should possess a better understanding of topics such as:
- The influence of William the Conqueror's victory on English language, art, and politics
- Conflicts between France and England
- Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon
- The start of the Crusades and their history
- What the Crusades accomplished
Our instructors lead short, lively lessons, followed by multiple-choice quizzes that let you assess your knowledge. The quiz questions are available in a printable form that lets you study offline. You can track you progress through our study guide on the personalized Dashboard, and use our ask-an-expert feature to get answers to your questions.
1. William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages
This lesson will explore the life and deeds of William the Conqueror. In exploring the political backdrop of the Dark Ages, it will highlight the Battle of Hastings, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the Domesday Book.
2. Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France
This lesson will explore the reigns of the Angevin Plantagenet kings of England, Henry II, Richard I, and John. It will also highlight their dealings with Philip Augustus of France.
3. Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon
This lesson will explain the power struggle between Church and State in medieval England. It will focus on King Henry II, Thomas Becket, and the Constitutions of Clarendon.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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