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The Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages The Bubonic Plague The Crusades Killed 1 third of the population Pesants revolted, weren't enough people to work. Killed rich and poor monarks and pesants died regardless to social class people began thinking less about the after life and more about life on earth
decrease in church power
More posibilitys out side of feudalism more jobs and money because of less competition Peasents went on crusades By going on crusades you gain inheredence People could move up on status by joining a crusade Many pesents went up on feudal pirament Not enough people to support feudalism. Horsepower helped people
by moving the plows faster than oxen. Trade routes spread all around Europe to Asia. People traded cloth, bacon, salt, honey, cheese, wine, leather, dyes, knives, and ropes. Trade was the very lifeblood of new
towns which sprang up at ports, crossroads,
on hilltops and along rivers. Financial revolution needs large amounts of
cash. The money lenders are Jews but they're not in the feudal system.
Over time church can relax
and banking became a buisness. Trade and Towns England wanted land in France so the Hundred Year's War started. Hundred Year's War The English were able to defeat the French because the English had a more advanced bow and arrow that fired quickly. A 17-year-old peasant girl named Joan of Arc went to fight and led the French army to victory. The war helped shift power from feudal lords to monarchs and common people. The war contributed to the decline of feudalism.
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