Middle Ages Religion

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The Medieval Period (also known as the Middle Ages) was a span of time for more than 1000 years in Europe. The Middle Ages began in 476CE with the fall of the Roman Empire and ended in 1500CE. The Medieval Period was broken into three phases which are the Early Middle Ages, which was a time of little crops, low trade and starvation which lasted from 400CE to 900CE, High Middle Ages was a time for great weather, devolvement of culture and entertainment which lasted from 900CE to mid 1200CE and Late Middle Ages was a time of the black death from bringing in diseases and killing people that lasted from mid 1200CE to 1500CE. During the Medieval Ages there were key connections during this time for example the contact between the barbarians, key…show more content…
Christianity was the dominate religion in the Roman Empire. The Romans did believe in Jesus, one God and enteral life, this was because of “Gods Will”. “Gods Will” is whatever God says is the right way. If you got sick, a disease, plagues, death or injury it is “Gods Will”. The Romans would live their daily life of what God says. Everything that happened to you was because God made it happen. Charlemagne was a huge influence on the bringing of Christianity. He did torture or kill you if you didn’t believe in Christianity (until you did). If you disobeyed the church you would be punished. The Crusades were encouraged by Pope Urban, as he thought they were “Holy Wars”, the Roman army would save Jerusalem from any trouble because Jesus was born there. The code of Chivalry played a big part in the Medieval Ages as well as the Templar Knights. The Templar Knights would protect the pilgrims from any danger, also protecting their property in exchange for a small loan. The Templar Knights were the first Romans to create a type of banking and loaning. Christianity was a huge belief in the Middle Ages from “Gods Will”, Charlemagne, Crusades and The Templar Knights all believed in…show more content…
Charlemagne was significant because in 800CE he was crowned Emperor of Western Europe, he was the first Emperor to support education, he treated everyone equally, he was the “Holy Roman Emperor” because he saved the Pope from being kidnaped, that’s why he would force people to be Christians. When Charlemagne died in 814CE and the throne was left open to his Lords because Charlemagne had no family. 200 years later when William 1st won the battle of Hastings in 1066CE against Harold Godwinson, he was crowned the King William 1st or William the conqueror. He would give land to Lords and vassals in exchange for protecting in the Roman army, he made feudal relationships with vassals, lords, lady’s, he started feudalism hierarchy in England. He influenced change in society by feudalism hierarchy, conquering Rome in 1066CE and having feudal relationships. Charlemagne and William 1st was significant people because of trust, feudalism and feudal
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