Learning Exercise

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

A brief narrative history of the Royal Abbey in central France where England's first Plantagenet moanrchs are buried.
Course: Western Civilization

The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud was the burial site of the early members of the Plantagenet Dynasty of England who were... see more


CLICK go to material. Read the information on the Royal Abbey. Read the addtional sections: Norman Dynasties, Angevin Dynasties, The Angevin Empire of Henri II, and Saintonge War (1242). Write a 5-7 page paper answering the following questions: 1)Why was a royal abbey built in France for English monarchs? 2)Who was buried there?, 3) Describe in detail the architectual style of the Church and its interior design, 4)What was the Angevin Empire?, 5) Why were England and France historic rivals?, 6) What eventually happened to the Angevin Empire of Henry II of England?


Technical Notes





French History English History Roman Catholic History European Architecture

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the changes in European architecture from Romanesque to Gothic. To acquaint students with the importance of the Plantagenet Dynasty in French affairs. To acquaint students with an understanding of the Angevin Empire in European History.


5-7 page paper.