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1066-1087
William the Conqueror
1087-1100
William Rufus (son of WTC) (II)
1100-1135
Henry I
1135-1154
Steven
1154-1189
Henry II
1189-1199
Richard I the lion hearted
1199-1216
John (Made Magna Carta)
What does the feudal system consist of?
serfs and lords
When was the Domesday Book made?
1086
Who made the Domesday Book?
William the Conqueror
What is the Domesday Book?
a record of taxes, property owned, and the ppl who owned it

EX: taxes paid to the county
What are the eclessatical courts?
Courts that determine punishment. They are run by the king.
Medieval Lit.
4 Gen Characteristics
1. popular - more ppl know about it. Especially the Ballads

2. tone change - lighter/comical

3. characters change (common man)

4. themes change- lighter; often not serious
The Popular Ballad - 5 characteristics
1. spoken tradition minstrels

2. mulitple versions

3. committed to memory, never written down

4. easily remembered ballad form

5. themes are simple and universal
What is spoken tradition minstrels?
person who memorized and san the ballads
What are the five elements of the ballad form?
1. 4 line stanza

2. 4--3--4--3 stresse per line (tetrameter, trimeter)

3. imbic pattern usually (weak strong)

4. rhyme scheme abcb usually

5. last two lines contain theme if any
What are the themes usually about?
Love ,Death, or Revenge
When did Geoffrey Chaucher live?
1340-1400
What are chaucers 2 keystones?
experience and authority
Who is the Dad of Chaucer?
Vintner
What is two weak and a strong pattern?
anipestic
When was the French Invasion?
1359
What are Chaucers two most important traits in the Canterbury tales?
Humor and accurate characterization
When were the Canterbury Tales firs written?
1387
Where is the start of the Canterbury tales?
Tabard Inn, Southwark
How many story tellers where there?
29 (plus narrator and host)