Late Medieval Governments Shape Life

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How did late medieval governments shape life in positive and in negative ways? The government shaped life in a positive way by protecting the kingdom from invaders and keeping people safe. The monarchs had armies and lots of knight at their disposal. The knights had a code of honor so they were nice to women and others. The knights had a code they lived by. Honor, bravery, chivalry, and courtesy. This code was called knightly chivalry. The monarchy also brought the artisan class and changed the attitude toward the church and religion. The negative is how the peasants and serfs were treated. They were poor and hungry working all the time to feed the monarch. They were sick and had no help. The monarch also looked down on women in general.
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