How would you introduce modern technology into a midevial kingdom?
I just woke up from a dream where I was in this situation. The kingdom was a low fantasy Narnia without any magic. I ended up being killed just for talking about trains and jets to entertain a few nobles.
Now I'm wondering what would be the best way to bring a world like that at least to the 19th century. I would rather give them something besides weapons, so what would be the best thing to start with, that you could acutally do by yourself?
>Travel back in time, to the Middle Ages
>Find the nearest settlement
>Walk in town, show the commoners my smartphone
>People start freaking out about it; I try to tell them it's just electricity flowing in a circuit within the phone
> They still don't get it
>They accuse me of witchcraft
>The local guards arrest me and bring me to the local lord's court for trial
>I tell the lord how my smartphone works
>Obviously, he ain't buying it
>I'm shoo'd out of the court and brought outside to the prisoner stocks by guards
>They empty all of my pockets, including my phone
>They stick me in the stocks
>The local magistrate obtains my phone
> Turns out I forgot to turn off my camera app before traveling
> Magistrate inadvertently takes a picture of my misery while inspecting my phone
Since any science we take for granted today will be "magic and wizardry" for them I'd go around every kingdom and teach basic subjects. Kingdom after kingdom will probably want to keep me for their own but I would try to be independent from any of them and just try to increase the quality of life for most people. If I have books along with me I could probably get them to the steam age in ~20 years, assuming I get to collaborate with their best thinkers and no wars happen. I would also start teaching from the bottom (peasants) and work my way up
Change their economy. Use your modern knowledge to obtain a noble title and some land. Once you get your serfs, you exercise capitalism in your little area. The faster you break down their feudalism, the quicker they advance.
If you're feeling adventurous, introduce some of the philosophical ideas that most governments adhere to today--like equality under the law, innocent till proven guilty, inalienable rights, etc.
This is almost 100% certain to get you killed though.
build a gun and give it to the king as a gift.
only a monarch could shield you from harm and provide you with the resources to initialize an industrial revolution.
and no king will turn down weapons. War drives science m8.
Ya'll gonna need highqulaity steel, and start off with steam power. From tehre you can mechanize things, make lathes, drill-presses, and electricity. Then you need to start the basic scientific processes, so discoveries in chemistry, physics, maths, etc can start. dunno if its doable.
This is the only person here who knows what they're talking about.
Ain't nobody in the feudalistic middle ages got time for science, and nothing you can say will change their minds.
The only way to make any advancements is to start breaking down feudalism. That's where all your efforts need to go if you wanna advance shit.