The Middle Ages

Scott Flanagan
Period1, 12/17/96
Table of Contents
Map of Middle Ages
Europe.......................................................................................3
Map of Modern
Europe...............................................................................................4
Charlemange’s
Eulogy...............................................................................................5
Charlemange’s
Empire..............................................................................................6
Chart of
Feudalism.....................................................................................................7
Map of a
Manor...........................................................................................................8
Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a
Peasant..............................................................9
Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a
Noble................................................................10
Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a
Knight...............................................................11
Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a Benedictine Monk............................................12
Chart of the Hierarchy of the
Church.......................................................................13
Family Tree of England’s Royal
Family...................................................................14
Letter From a Noble About the Crusades................................................................15
Map of European Trade
Routes..............................................................................16
Diary Entry for a Boy That Visited the Fair in Champagne.....................................17
Short Story About an Imaginary
Town.....................................................................18
Examples of Gothic
Architecture..............................................................................19
Descriptions of Important Figures in Medieval Europe...........................................20
Glossary....................................................................................................................21

Map of Middle Ages Europe










Map of Modern Europe











Eulogy for Charlemagne

Dear family, friends and followers,
We are gathered here today in the year 814, to pray for the soul of our beloved ruler, Charlemagne,
Son of Pepin the Short. He was an intelligent man and a mighty warrior. He conquered many lands and
then united them as one. Charlemagne was a strong supporter of the Roman Catholic Church. He was
crowned emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III.
Charlemagne was a kind and fair man, loved by all of us gathered here in his honor. He believed in
justice and good government for all. He formed a social structure to try to help improve our living
conditions. Charlemagne was an educated man and he was always looking for a better way to get things
done. He introduced better ways for us to farm. He improved the education system for our young.
Lord hear our prayers and welcome our beloved ruler, Charlemagne, into the heavens. Please give us
the strength to go on without him. Guide us so we may continue to do right by all of those that loved
and served him.
AMEN




Map of Charlemange’s Empire














Chart of Feudalism











Map of a Manor












Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a Peasant

I am so tired I can barely write this entry. My eyes are sore from working in the field all day in
the hot, bright sun. I know I should not complain about the sun too much. Last year at this time, half
of our crops were destroyed from all of the rain we had. We went for several weeks without seeing the
sun. I pray each night to my lord that we will have a good growing season. We have had two bad growing
seasons in a row. Two years ago, we had the drought and it was followed by the rain. Our whole family
almost starved to death. The price of food was so high and between taxes and having only a few crops it
was a terrible year. I do not wish to go through that again. I detest being born into this life. It
makes me sad to think that my children were born into this life. I know I should be grateful that I work
for a lord who has granted me land so I can farm. I pray that my children will have a better life, but
that will take change.
The lord of the manor has acquired some more land that he wants me to plant. He said he has enough
beans planted, but he wants me to plant more barley and wheat by the end of the week. I know I will have
even less time to take care of my own land. It will be a big help now that my children are older. I
will have the two oldest children take care of the pigs and the younger ones will have to work in the
field with me.
The evening meal has been made. The family is seated at the table and they are ready to eat. Until
tomorrow.
Journal Entry in the Daily Life of a Noble
I have just spent the last week hunting. I am extremely tired. I caught some large and small
game but not nearly enough. Preparing for the Winter is tiresome. The men and I will hunt in a few
weeks before we leave, but I have many preparations to make before the King and I journey around the
kingdom. We will be gone quite a while and I want to be sure things are in order here at the castle
before we leave. We will visit many fiefs. Things remain unsettled between us and England. We need to
make sure that the supporters of the king will remain loyal and be ready for war, if and when the time
comes. I have to