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An informative newspaper about the main events of the Medieval times.
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Alleluia!

Alleluia! | The Medieval Times | Scoop.it

There's a new style of churches in town. No more dark and gloomy Romanesque churches, the new style is gothic cathedrals! They actually let light into churches, so you don't have to be in a dull room in a time of worship. Those thick walls and big roofs are a thing of the past, too. Now, the new style is brighter, thinner, and higher than the old one. It has thin walls and large windows that carry the eye up to heaven. The large windows also support this new art called stain glass. When the light hits them you cannot look away from the beauty. The new flying buttresses are a creative way to make the churches taller. They add height and culture at the same time! If you don't believe me, then go down to your church today. If they have a sense of style, then they'll be remodeling in no time.

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Was Pope Innocent, Innocent?

Was Pope Innocent, Innocent? | The Medieval Times | Scoop.it

Pope Innocent did achieve all that he had hoped to achieve while in power. All he really wanted was to make people obey Christian laws and to make them more holy in doing so. This was the goal that he had, and that he achieved. Although, his ways of achieving this goal were brutal. His actions spoke much louder than his words. For example, when a king or kingdom disobeyed anything that he said, all the people inside of that kingdom were excommunicated. He used these harsh methods to achieve his goal because the people wouldn't listen unless they were forced to. His harsh ways got his people to do what he wanted. He had a very firm grip on his empire. This grip made him successful in almost all of his battles and wars. He was strong and smart when engaging in battles. He clashed with all of the powerful rulers of his time. When he beat all of them they were forced under his command, making him stronger. With his new strength, he launched a crusade to ensure that he had total control over the empire. This is how Pope Innocent achieved his goal while in power.

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A Knight's Life

A Knight's Life | The Medieval Times | Scoop.it

I am sir Nicholas. I am a knight, a proud Christian knight. I just fought in the first crusade that Pope Urban II launched. It was a bloody mess that lasted for three years. But, we finally came out on top. We defeated the Muslims and took back Jerusalem as our holy city. It was not easy though. We had to travel far to get our city back. We had to kill many peasants along the way, but we only did because they were killed our men first. We must stay loyal to chivalry! It is a hard job being a knight, but we endure the tough times for our kingdoms and our leaders! The Pope is our main leader, and he was entirely right to launch this crusade against the Muslims. They had our holy city and were ruining its catholic history! He would not stand for that, so he stood up to them. And us knights followed along because it was the right and best decision. Long live Pope Urban II! We could not have had this great success without his right judgement. Now that the city is ours, we must celebrate! I am going to go partake in the celebration now! Hip hip hooray!

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William the Conqueror of England

William the Conqueror of England | The Medieval Times | Scoop.it

This monarch was one of England's best leaders. One reason why he was so great is because he fought for the throne instead of inheriting it like most kings. This means that he actually deserves to be king, and it shows his strength as well as his battle skills. William also displayed his battle skills by creating an army and winning many battles with them. By winning battles he extended his royal authority because he put the conquered lands into his own kingdom. He also laid foundations for the united-nation states by allowing the remaining Anglo-Saxon population inside of his kingdom to blend cultures with his French nobles. They exchanged customs, languages, and traditions. He also took a complete census taken of his kingdom so he could learn about it. This shows how he extended royal authority because he made an effort to get to know his kingdom better which gave him more power over them. William the Conqueror's legacy still lived on and influenced later monarchs to create royal exchequer (treasury), collect taxes, fees, fines, and other dues. In collecting all this money, he was able to improve upon his empire and help his people further. This is an example of how he laid down the foundation for united nation-states. This is how William the Conqueror was one of England's best monarchs.

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