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The Past Shapes the Future(Front Page)

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By: Dave D.

     First, changing the economic conditions of the Medieval Ages shaped the modern day nation because everything stayed. For example, William the Conqueror took a census of everything form people to castles in England. From this, he created an accurate system of taxes which is still in use today with minor changes. Not only that, but he appointed treasurers which are used today also. Social conditions of the Medieval Ages sculpted the modern day nation because all the information learned has been retained. People translated the works of Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid and many more people from the past. These translations taught them much logic and subjects like geometry. Information from these famous people has obviously stuck throughout the years and it has been expanded on too. Wars from the Medieval Times formed its modern day society because people fight over religion a lot. The holy war between the Christians and Muslims was all about their beliefs and visiting their holy land. In the past(not necessarily in Europe), leaders like Adolf Hitler have massacred people for their religion. It still occurs today and probably always will. Lastly, the growing power of monarchs in the Medieval Ages shaped its modern day nation. Leaders like William the Conqueror show you have to gain the trust of some allies so you always have support. He completely gained the Pope’s respect which meant he had the backing of the clergy. Likewise, The U.S today is in good relations with Canada due to all of the trade and migration between them. This means that they might support them if the United States got invaded by a different country.   

     In conclusion, the economic and social conditions, wars, and growing power of monarchs have definitely sculpted modern day nations.

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In Need of a Weapon?

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Posted By: Blacksmith Thomas F.

     Are you in need of a special weapon? Is your spear too dull? Is your sword not getting the job done? Come on down to my blacksmith's shop and I'll fix you up with a halberd! It is in mint condition with a smooth ivory handle. This thing can cut through anything with ease! Purchase it today for a low price of 35 gold coins!

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Black Plague = Silent Killer

Black Plague = Silent Killer | Medieval Newspaper | Scoop.it

Information provided by: Scientist Simon N.

Illustrations by: Artist Frank W.

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The Soft-Hearted Gregory VII

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By: Reporter Lief M.

     I believe Gregory VII didn’t achieve all he wanted. He was able to temporarily change what he wanted but, it didn’t last very long with Henry VI and the church.

     First, Gregory VII created church reforms which he felt would improve the churches’ structure. Although, he felt it was better, other people were in an uproar of hatred and contempt. Then, Gregory VII made a very significant decision of eliminating lay investiture. This is the complete opposite of what Henry VI wanted. Enraged, Henry VI started to send insulting letters to Gregory VII. Pope Gregory VII excommunicated Henry VI because he wanted this change to force the archbishop to pay more respect to the Pope rather than the king or emperor. However, soon Henry VI arrived back as a sinner and the excommunication was lifted. Eventually a treaty was made to where the overall church picked the bishops.

     In conclusion, I feel Gregory VII didn’t achieve all he wanted. Even though he did ban lay investiture, it only lasted so long. He didn’t send the message he was trying to depict.

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William, The Conqueror or Monarch?

William, The Conqueror or Monarch? | Medieval Newspaper | Scoop.it

By: Reporter Peter S.

     William the Conqueror, also known as the Duke of Normandy, was an excellent monarch when it came to expanding royal power and uniting a nation. His changes caused great impacts on England.

     First, William expanded power by earning the Pope’s trust. He gained the backing of the clergy before even conquering England. This had a huge impact because the Pope was a powerful person with armies and Papal supremacy. Secondly, he tried to control as much land as possible. This enabled him to have a wider range of control and more resources. He granted fiefs to the church, Norman lords, barons, and himself to strengthen their bond. William united his nation by monitoring where and who built castles. He kept an eye on all that was happening so that if something was wrong, he could fix it. Next, William made it of utmost importance to swear “First Allegiance” to him, not any other feudal lord to gain their full respect. He also took a census of every castle, field, pigpen, and person in England. By completing this, William was able to make an efficient system of tax collection and a treasurer.

     In conclusion, William the conqueror was a great monarch for increasing power and uniting England because of the actions he took.

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A Blast from the Past

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By: Professor Luke G.

     The Europeans have become much smarter people. They have started to become less religious because they wanted to use reason to support Christian beliefs. This was called scholasticism.

     There are intelligent people like Aristotle and Euclid whose writings were translated to improve European education. Muslims scholars translated these and learned more. Geometry was discovered by Euclid’s writings. Medical teachings were discovered from Hippocrates writings. This could affect Europe in many ways. First, seeing what they’ve learned from other translations, they’ll translate even more to learn more. Next, Europe will start to become a well-educated country. People as of right now will have a better understanding of math and medicine. If they continue to pursue this style, they’ll become a great, brilliant, united country.

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Great Castle, Great Price!

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Landlord: Sir Henry L.

     A wonderful yet fortified castle with the luxuries of home. It has plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, and storage areas for whatever you desire. Complete with a kitchen, living room, office, and dungeon for torturing your foes! I almost forgot, it has a lot of 320,000 sq. feet! Located on 3 Mountain Road come and rent this fort for 235 gold coins a month!

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Review: The Courageous Crusade

Review: The Courageous  Crusade | Medieval Newspaper | Scoop.it

By: Christian Knight John

     What an outstanding crusade we had? The Muslims and Jews have all been disgraced by their loss. We sent them to the depths of hell where they belong.

     Us Christians were not allowed to pass and visit the Holy Land of Jerusalem. The Muslims and Turks repelled us. Infuriated, we hoped for a way to enter. This is what led to a Holy War for The Holy Land. Pope Urban II approved having Christian knights sent there for battle. The fight raged on for a short while until the Christians came out on top. Jerusalem had finally been captured for us at last! We slaughtered the Turks in a successful victory! The first crusade of many had been won. We ll celebrated in the massacre of innocent Jews and Muslims.

     It was a great win and let us Christians hope for many more! Thank you God!

 

Rating:

If I had to give this battle a rating, it would be 5 out of 5 because we were so successful in our attempt to reclaim the Holy Land!

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