Was it only the poor who revolted against the king

Answer : Almost all the classes were against the King. France was teeming with 25 million people, the largest population in Europe. Most were starving peasants. Paris was crowded with merchants, traders and factory workers, all seeking more power and privileges from the king. The clergy (priests) held 10 per cent of the land, but… read more »

How did the spread of Christianity affect medieval Europe?

  Answer : Although other religions existed in Europe, the Catholic Church ruled the lives of most people. It laid down its own laws, owned land and levied taxes. The Church was based in Rome and headed by the Pope, but it also ruled from monasteries located in different parts of Europe. The Church was… read more »