Growth of Royal Power in England and France

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  • William the Conqueror - Kee Lah
  • I am William the Conqueror.
  • Domesday Book
  • Henry II
  • Duke William raised an army and won the backing of Pope .At the battle of Hasting, William and his knights defeated Harold and assumed the crown of England. On Christmas Day of 1066 he became known as, " William the Conqueror". William monitored his kingdom and had control over his lands.
  • John
  • Sign this!!!
  • In order to learn more about his kingdom, William created the Domesday book. The Domesday Book listed every castle, field, and pigpen in England. Information in the Domesday book helped William and later English monarchs build an efficient system of tax collecting.
  • The Magna Carta
  • In 1154, Henry II inherited the throne. As a ruler he did not just write new laws but also had to follow accepted custom. Henry found ways to expand customs into laws and then sent out traveling justice to enforce these laws. Henry II also developed an early jury system. These juries determined which cases should be brought to trials.
  • Edward I
  • I summon the Parliamet.
  • Henry's son John was a clever, greedy, cruel, and untrustworthy ruler. He faced three powerful enemies: King Philip II of France, Pope Innocent III, and his own English nobles He had suffered a major setback when his enemies went against him. To save himself and his crowns, John had to accept England a fief.
  • We don't like you!!!
  • In 1215, a group of rebellious baron forced John to sign the Magna Carta, which was a long list of feudal rights. The Magna Carta contained two important ideas that would shape government tradition. First, assert that the nobles had certain rights. Second, the monarchs must obey the law.
  • NO WAY.
  • In 1295, Edward I summoned Parliament to approve money for his war in France. He had representatives the "common people" join with the lords and clergy Later, this assembly became known as the Model Parliament because it set up work for the England Legislator.
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