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Advance Placement European History- Syllabus I The High Middle Ages 1Important historical figures during the High Middle Ages 1Roger Bacon- Roger Bacon wrote Opius Maius which said that experimental science was the only way to find an answer Also he denounced the deductive reasoning of the time saying that inductive reasoning was the best way to find an answer 2Thomas Aquinas- He was not a radical thinker during the High Middle Ages in fact he is a saint Aquinas developed scholasticism which linked fact to faith The idea of scholasticism was published in his book the Summa Thelogical 3John Wycliff- Wycliff was an English theologian and religious rebel Because he was all the way in England the Roman Catholic Church could not kill him 4Jon Hus- Hus was a theologian and religious rebel in Bohemia CheckSlovakia He was close enough to Rome and the Papacy that could get him and he was burned on the stake 5Henry II of England- Henry II was the first English justice He created a common law for his land and set up the first judicial system with judges and juries But the system was in favor of him 6William the Conquer- Also known as William the duke of Normandy He leads the Norman invasion of England bringing the United Kingdom in to modern European times He makes the Doomsday book which was a census of the land he conquered and he required all of his newly gained lords and nobles sign the Salisbury oath which is an oath of allegiance to him 7Edward I of England- He is the English king who creates the English parliament 8Geoffrey Chaucer- An anti-Semitic writer who wrote the Canterbury Tales which attacked the Roman Catholic Church 9Dante Alligheri- a great writer who wrote many of the most famous books and poems but was also a nationalistic writer because he praised the Italian language and called for vernacular language
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