Monarchs of Europe (England)
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William the Conqueror
He was a monarch of England at one time. He took firm control over the lands that was his. He kept track of his land by documenting every castle built, field or pigpen built into a book. This book was called the "Domesday" Book.
Also known as "The Great Survey", this book was made by King William. It recorded property of everyone in his kingdom so he can charge taxes to further his kingdom.
Henry II was an active and well-educated king. He expanded the system of royal justice and laid the basis for common law. He also began the jury system.
He was an untrustworthy king and had many feuds with the church and his nobles. He was forced to sign the Magna Carta by rebellious Nobles, which is a long list of feudal rights.
A charter that King John of England was forced to sign by the countries powerful baron's. This promised church protection, barons illegal imprisonment, and access to swift justice.
Magna Carta -John
King Edward I was also known as "Edward Longshanks" for his unusual height. He he summoned parliament because he believed that parliament was necessary. Parliament gain the crucial "Power of the Purse".
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