Sunday, May 27, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular


Louis VI, “the Fat”, 1108-1137
- brave soldier, very popular - tried hard to reduce the power of the nobles - by granting charters  (permission to form towns/cities) he began the process of developing cities, which started growing for the first time in 7-8 centuries - kings had relied on their nobles, Louis began the practice of getting help from lesser nobles and the middle class

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