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Knighting & weddings of daughtersKnighting = banquetsoVassalspay for itWeddings = moneyoVassalspayHospitalityMust give hospitality to the lord’s guests and knightsoWas often abusedParameters were added over time to stop this
Must give entertainment for the guestsoThe lord’s obligations:Protection ofvassalsand their propertyOften from invadersRendering them justiceHear out their claims in courtSettling disputes amongvassalsFiefoWould become hereditary but ultimately belongs to the lordLord can take it back if vassals didn’t fulfill obligationsBut vassals can build a castle and make it hard for the lord toremove themif vassals died without an heir or with a questionable heir the lord cangive thefiefto someone elselord can impose a relief tax on the heirsif the heir is a daughter the lord can marry her offothe lord dictates who can marry whombecause they can keep control within their territoryheiresses with money can have control over their marriagesFeudal systemoLiege Homage = fighting for your first land while sending people you like (yourforces) to the other lordsoVery complex and a land of confusionEx: Count of ChampagneHad 9 lords and was a lord of men for 80 other lordsoAfter collapse mid-level vassals took over duties of lordsSome had little reason to do what the king saidEach had their own form of governmentWas a fragmented system, the king had no poweroFeudal PyramidPOLITICAL HISTORY: ENGLAND AND FRANCE
Hugh CapetCapetiansHarold GodwinsonWilliam the ConquerorBattle of HastingsDomesday bookFrench dynastiesoMerovingians (first)oCarolingians (Charlemagne’s line)France (area around Paris)o987: Charlemagne’s line endsonobility elects Hugh Capet (r. 987-996)Capet’s line (Capetians) ruled 987-1328Hugh had the support of Archbishop of RheimsArchbishop = highest ranking bishop in that countryoHugh’s domain was very smallLord Puisset made Hugh ask for permission to use a road that wentthrough Puisset’s land and back into Hugh’sHugh’s own holdings were smalloFrance was made up of princes with loose loyalty to the kingoAn advantage to being the king of France:Your body was considered sacredLater claimed direct descention from DavidClaimed “royal touch”: the ability to heal Scrofula by touchClaimed “anointed by G-d” so nobles wouldn’t kill himThe king had the support of the churchThey would excommunicate the other lords if need beHowever, some archbishops were lordsoThey could give the king soldiersoGovernment of France was very looseWas an extension of the royal householdChaplain: personal priestoAlso scribe and chancellorChamberlain: takes care of the king’s chambersoAlso treasurerCount of the Stables: took care of the stablesoAlso constable: in charge of leading armies and marshal

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Term
Spring
Professor
JRODRIGUEZ
Tags
Crusades, Feudalism, Middle Ages, Henry III Holy Roman Emperor

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