Growth of Royal Power in England By: Lee Thao
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William the Conqueror
William took firm control over his lands. He made the Domesday Book. He monitored who built castles and where. He required every vassal to swear first allegiance to him than to other feudal lord.
The book Domesday listed very castle, field, and pigeon in England.
Henry II expanded the system of royal justice and laid the basis for common law. He began jury system.
The group of rebellious barons corned John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta or great charter. He signed the Magna Carta document limiting royal power and extending rights.
Magna Carta means "Great Charter", in 1215. Magna Carta shows 5 to 63 articles of important document. A group of nobles forced King John ti sign the Magna Carta.
Edward I Summons Parliament to approve money for his wars in France. Parliament acquired a larger role in government, it helped unify England.
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