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Unformatted text preview: 1-31The Limits of Kingship 11c. kings had limited power over their kingdoms in the aftermath of the Carolingians power, chaos reigned and kings only had a title with considerable prestige rely on the force of personality overt/covert use of force dispersed their kingdoms, so they lost power over 12 and 13th c. kings imposed their authority rulers succeed to varying degrees english has head start french rather weak italy complete other situation the Norman Conquests they were all over the place were descendants of the vikings (Norsemen) Duke William of Normandy became an extremely powerfully leader based on the amount of land he owned invaded England and conquered the Danes a little schizophrenic one kid conquered Sicily and Italy one kid set up outposts on the north coast of Africa France and EnglandFranceEnglandCapetian dynasty of france begin 987 Henry Plantagenet 1154-1189Lands centered around Parisinherited strong norman administrative structuresLouis VII (1120-1180)expanded royal representation in shires...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 121 C taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07
- Middle Ages