Growth of Royal Power in England and France

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  • Growth of Royal England
  • William of Conqueror
  • "From now i will be king till end!"
  • Henry II
  • Strong Monarchs in England, they used many various means to centralized power... although feudalism developed, English rulers generally kept their kingdoms united.
  • John
  • William took firm control over his lands made the Domesday book. In 1066 he was crowned king of England. William and future kings build a successful system of collecting taxes.
  • Edward I
  • Henry, expanded the system of royal justice; laid the basis for common law began jury system. He made Ireland a part of his vast domain, he then later made many laws before his death.
  • Magna Carta
  • John, a clever, greedy, cruel and untrustworthy ruler. He was forced to sign "the charter". John also succeeded in falling out with the pope in 1270. After losing almost everything, he then raised tax.
  • "I am king now, and you must listen to me"!!
  • Edward I, summoned Parliament ( highest legislature, House of Lords, and the House of commons ), to approve money for his wars in France. He developed a two-house party.
  • King John was forced to sign the the Magna Carta. Which it is, "No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or diseised", "No scutage/tax or aid shall be imposed in our kingdom" Etc..
  • "Sign the great charter! Now!"
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