Growth of Royal Power in England and France by: Charllene Vang
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William the Conqueror
On Christmas Day 1066, William took the crown of England after defeating another person who also wanted power at the battle of Hastings. He had the Domesday census taken to learn about his kingdom. This helped William and future kings build a successful system of collecting taxes, which would help them build their kingdom.
William created the Domesday Book. It was a census that counted all of the people and property of England. William used it to conflict taxes to help the kingdom of England to grow.
Henry II expanded the system of royal justice and laid the basis for common law beginning the jury system.
King John placed the kingdom under the interdict. When his power and himself were gonna get exiled, his only choice was to accept England as a fief of the papacy and pay a yearly fee to Rome.
The Magna Carta had 2 very important purposes that would later on during the lifetime help the government traditions in England. The first purpose asserted that the nobles had certain rights, but then later on the rights was passed that the nobles were extended to all English citizens. And the second purpose of the Magma Carta was monarchs to obey the laws.
Edward I summoned parliament to approve money for his wars in France, He had representatives of the " common people " join with the lords and clergy.
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