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  • In 1066 King Edward died without an heir. After his death a group of nobles decided that Edwards brother-in-law should take over rule, however the ruthless viking descendant, Duke William, claimed the title and throne as well. While on the throne, Duke not only raised an army to win the backing of the Pope, but him and his army also triumphed over Harold, leading him to be assumed the crown of England.
  • I am the brother-in-law of King Edward and I was voted by the nobles to take over rule when he died in 1066.
  • My name is William the Conquerer and with the help of my army I triumphed over Harold, leading to the blending of Norman and Anglo-Saxon customs .
  • In the Magna Carta, the king affirmed a long list of feudal rights. Some of these includeded protecting every freeman from arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and other legal actions. The king also agreed not to raise new taxes without first consulting his Great Council of lords and clergy. Many centuries later, American colonists would claim that those words meant that any taxation without representation was unjust.
  • Magna Carta
  • King John of England, because of your oppressive taxes and other abuses of power, us nobles demand that you sign the Magna Carta
  • Although the Roman Popes and Byzantine emperors were long time rivals, Urban agreed to his plea. At the council of Clermont in 1095, Urban incited bishops and nobles to action. There were strong motives. "God wills it" roared the assembly. By 1096, thousands of knights were on their way to the holy land. Armies of ordinary men and women inspired by fiery preachers left for the Holy Land too, but very feew returned.
  • Pope Urban II, I urgently ask that you provide me, Emperor Alexius I, with Christian knights to help me fight the turks.
  • The Black Death has reached beyond Italy to now Spain and France and has killed my husband.
  • The Black Death has reached beyond Italy to now Spain and France and has killed my husband.
  • The Bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, was a deadly disease that was spread by fleas on rats. Wars and trading were responsible for the rapid spreading of it. In Cairo, one of the worlds largest cities, the plague killed 7,000 people in only one day. As the disease continued to kill off large percentages of populations around the globe, people were looking for any way possible to prevent themselves from becoming infected. People turned to witchcraft and magic for cures, while others plunged into wild pleasures, believing that they would die soon anyway. Still, others saw the plague as Gods punishment.
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  • Between 1337 and 1453, England and France fought a series of conflicts, known as the hundred years war. English rulers battled to hold on to French lands. Soon, Edward III claimed the claimed the French crown and war erupted between these two rival powers. Economic rivalry and more made it hard for either side to give up the struggle, causing these wars to last for centuries. As for the English, the longbow aided in battle greatly for them. This powerful new weapon could discharge 3 arrows in the time a French could shoot just one.
  • We want the French land!
  • Towering stone cathedrals were a symbol of wealth in Midieval times. About 1000 monasteries and towns built solid stone churches that reflected roman influences. They were built in different styles such as Gothic and Romanesque. A key feature of Gothic churches were flying butresses, or stone supports that stood outside the church.
  • The curches and cathedrals were built in many different styles, this specific one is an example of a gothic style church.
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