Growth Of Royal Power in France #1
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Growth of Royal Power in France
William The Conquer
By: Eh Doh Ywa Paw
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 Domesday census taken to learn about his kingdom. This helped William and future kings build a successful system of collecting taxes to help them build up their kingdom.
The Magna Carta
In 1154, Henry II took the throne. He found new ways to expand customs into laws and developed an early jury system. Henry's effort to extend royal power led to conflict with the church. In 1170 the archbishop was murdered, but henry denied any part of the attack and still he had to make peace with the church.
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