Feudalism Paragraph Assignment
I teach HIS 101 on campus, I always end up showing the movie Monty
Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Although a great comedy--one
have seen scores of times--it also has some of the best satirical
portrayals of some aspects of life in medieval England, for example,
the trial by ordeal (weight of a duck scene), the French castle in
England (remember William the Conqueror and his army were "Frenchmen"),
the peasants mucking about in the muck (wondering how Arthur had become
their king) and, of course, the quest for
the Holy Grail. Photo Credit.
Read the Feudal
document excerpt (along with the document background information and the study questions). Answer the following
question in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from the feudal document (not from the textbook), what did this document reveal about
medieval society? (This is an amazing document. If
you look at each word or phrase closely, you can discover much information.
You can begin by analyzing the first word, "Lawday.")
Your paragraph should be about
one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should
contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned
question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use
direct, quoted material to support your points. You
may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
Your assignment should be sent to your course
instructor following the directions
for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review all of my support materials in
Charlie's History Writing Center for
additional information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course..
The Feudalism Paragraph is worth a maximum of 50 points.
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