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Early Middle Ages: Capetian France (987-1328)

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12th century portrayal of Hugh Capetsource


  • Read from The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World HistoryA Child’s History of the World by V.M. Hillyer, Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer or The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia. Make notes of key words as you read. Write a few sentences about what you have learned in your history notebook. Another option is to use the Medieval History Portfolio, Homeschool Journey.


  • Early Middle Ages: Capetian France (987-1328)
    Capet was the nickname given to a Hugh Capet because of the short cape he wore. He was a French king and he aimed to gather the dukedoms into a united France. Louis the Fat made alliances with the church leaders against the Germans and the English. In 1152 King Louis VII's wife, Eleanor divorced him and married Henry II, the French-Norman king of England, putting Aquitaine under Norman rule. This began a conflict that lasted even after the Capetian rule fell.



  • Color an appropriate map such as the one with History Odyssey, Pandia Press, Level 1 (1-4th grade), Level 2 (5th-8th grade).
  • Include appropriate dates on your timeline.
  • 1 comment:

    1. Huh, I'd never heard of him before.

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