THE RISE OF THE CAPETIANS
- How, and with what success, did royal government seek to become more powerful under either Henry I (1100–1135) or Louis VI (1108–1137)?
- By what means, and with what results, did Louis VII (1137–80) attempt to expand royal power in France?
- Assess the successes and failures of Louis VII, King of France, from 1137 to 1180.
- Evaluate the reasons for the increased power of the French monarchy by 1223
- Analyse the reasons why Philip II (1180–1223) was able to establish France as a major power in medieval Europe.
- By what methods, and with what results, did Philip II (1180–1223) seek to increase royal power in France?
- For what reasons, and with what results, did Philip II of France engage in a struggle with the Angevin dynasty?
- Compare and contrast the success of Henry I (1100–35) and Louis VI (1108–37) in establishing a strong central government.
- “English kings were more successful than French kings in establishing their power between 1066 and 1137.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?
The Rise of the Early Capetian KIngs - Louis VI and Louis VII
Complete the following web quest on the early Capetian Kings in order to develop your knowledge of Capetian France.
Key Reading - The Early Capetians: Louis VI and Louis VII
Complete the following tasks
Further reading - Elizabeth HAllam
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