Blessed Charles The Good Analysis

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Count Charles’ Persuasion to Religious Governance

In almost every Count that has ever been reigned in the middle ages, there is no leader like Count Charles, who takes a risky approach to governing a land with the idea of religion as an important aspect of his position. Count Charles, aka “Blessed Charles the Good” is well known for feeding the poor, promoting peace and security, but religion is definitely a big influence to his reign as the Count of Flanders. At first, before doing any research on Count Charles’ religious ruling, I would already believe that Charles is a spiritual nobleman that everyone would admire because of how devastated Flanders felt when they heard about his death in 1127. Fortunately, my thoughts on Count Charles …show more content…

"The Murder of Charles the Good." Readings in Medieval History. 4th ed. Toronto: Published by University of Toronto Press, 2010. 382-93. Print.

Galbert of Bruges presents a story about Charles’ life as the Count of Flanders and how his death was plotted by the Erembalds Family. Galbert was an important notary to Count Charles because he provides an exceptional perspective by including different chapters to his progression. His work is definitely trustworthy because he describes all the succession and disputes that Charles has gone through as the Count of Flanders. As the notary for Charles, Galbert approaches his work with care and respect because he wants the readers to feel honored and pity for what Charles wanted to persuade throughout his reign. Additionally, Galbert provides significant evidences about Charles’ potential opportunities that he could have taken when he was offered many important titles as a result of a prodigious ruling to the Flanders. Throughout this story, Galbert implicates a lot of admiration for his Count as he likes to think of him as “The pious Count who was born in our time and grew up from boyhood to perfect manhood” (Geary 390). It is obvious that Galbert must say good things about his own Count, but my perspective of Count Charles has really made me appreciate how religion can change the way he governed Flanders. Overall, Galbert demonstrates an honest perspective about Charles’ life and it’s a well composed timeline about …show more content…

The journalist argues that even though the entire society wasn’t satisfied by his religious ruling, people should still appreciate the peace and resources that he provided to the needy people. With so much knowledge about Christianity and being devoted, Jacob provides a strong perspective about Charles’ religious life because he is very religious himself as he explains praying to the Holy Rosary has made him appreciate the kind acts that Charles has shown as the Count of Flanders. Moreover, White provides a lot of evidences by using quotes in the Holy Rosary that supports why Charles refers to Holy Scriptures while ruling Flanders. Throughout this article, I found White’s analysis of Count Charles’ religious life really useful because he provides good examples of why religion has made a big impact to governing a society and how religion can change people’s perspective into believing certain

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