Medieval England, the Church _____________everybody's life.
Medieval people - be they village peasants or towns people - ______________that
God, Heaven and Hell all existed.
people were taught that the only way they could get to Heaven was if the Roman
__________ ___________let them.
would have been terrified of ________and the people would have been told
of the sheer horrors awaiting for
them in Hell in the weekly services they
control the Church had over the people was_______.
worked for free on Church________.
paid 10% of what they earned in a year to the Church (this tax was
Tithes could be paid in either money or in goods produced by the peasant
peasants had little money, they almost always had to pay in:
- harvested grain
- animals etc.
This usually caused a peasant a lot of ______________as seeds,
for example, would be needed to
feed a family the following year.
the Church got in tithes was kept in huge_________ ____________;
a lot of the stored grain would
have been eaten by rats or poisoned by their urine.
failure to pay tithes, so the peasants were told by the Church, would lead to
their ________going to Hell after they had died.
is one reason why the Church was so wealthy.
of the reasons ___________wanted to reform the Church was get hold of the
Catholic Church's money.
also had to pay for baptisms (if you were not ______________you could not go to
Heaven when you died), and burials - you had to be buried on ________
_________if your soul was to get to heaven.
Church also did not have to pay__________.
The sheer wealth of the Church is best shown in its ____________:
cities would have _____________in them.
most famous cathedrals were at______________ _____ ________.
sheer size meant that people would see them from miles around,
and remind them of the huge
___________of the Catholic Church in
Click the picture to hear the sounds of a Latin Mass
On a new page put the heading Thomas Becket and answer the
following questions in full sentences.
(Remember to use the main words in each question when you write your
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Who was the head of the Catholic Church?
What was the most important position in the church in Medieval England?
How did Becket change after he became the Archbishop of Canterbury in
c. How did the Popes have power
over the Kings? What could a Pope threaten to
do to a King?
d. Why didn’t King Henry II like the Church Courts?
e. Why did King Henry II want his friend Thomas Becket to become the
g. What happened to Thomas Becket, after he asked the Pope to
friend, the Archbishop of York?
h. Why do you think King Henry walked bare foot from London to
then let the Monks
Go to the following site and learn how to
construct a medieval arch.
Then play the construction game
In your book put the heading: Medieval Arches. Then in one
in your own words, explain how to build a stone arch. Also use the correct terms.
While waiting for the rest of the class to finish this
unit, play the
game where you have to restore an ancient church.