France - France Introduction England was the importance of...

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France Introduction England was the importance of institutions we still have This is the creation of France The King of France ruled only a tiny area in the middle of France Wanted to expand Descended of the Franks, like the Germans Came out of the 843 treaty of Verdun Vikings have big impact on France o Kings get weaker, local power gets stronger because they must defend themselves o Most powerful people were the dukes and counts, not the King. They elected the King, usually weak one o King only controlled small middle portion of France By 1000 AD, one can ID a Frenchmen Hugh Capet, king who started expansion Early French Kings Louis VI the Fat and Louis VII the Young Both built small but effective armies Married their kids to powerful dukes and counts enhanced prestige by offering justice to the less than mighty, such as towns, knights, and monasteries Philip Augustus 1180-1223 adds power to the French King known as a warrior fought against king john for power in france Battle of Bouvines 1214
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