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  1. Chapter 15 Section 3 France in the Middle Ages

  2. Charlemagne’s Empire • Divided into three parts • Western part= Kingdom of France • First ruled by Charles the Bald

  3. Capetian Dynasty • 987: Hugh Capet • Chosen by nobles • Vassals of Charles the Bald • Rules a small area around Paris • Proclaimed his successor prior to his death

  4. Philip II 1180-1223 • Nobles more powerful than French king • King of England owns more French land than the king • Attempts to re-claim land • King John and Normandy

  5. Philip IV the Fair 1285-1314 • Wanted absolute authority • Meets with the three estates (French social classes) • Clergy • Nobles • Townspeople • Leads to the development of the Estates-General • A form of representative government • Trouble with England

  6. Capetian Dynasty Ends • Philip IV has three sons and one daughter • Louis X • John I (lived five days) • Philip V • Charles IV • Isabella married to Edward III, King of England