Growth of Royal Power in England

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  • William the Conqueror
  • You are crowned as, King!
  • Domesday Book
  • Domesday
  • Henry II
  • End him!
  • William the Conqueror was crowned on Christmas Day 1066 when he had defeated the Battle of Hastings against Harold. He took great control over his lands and had large amounts to himself. In 1086, William decides to create a book called "Domesday" that had information to learn about his kingdom.
  • John
  • Sign it! Now!!!!
  • The Domesday book listed information about the kingdom of England. It was able to help William and later English monarchs build an efficient system of tax collecting.
  • Magna Carta
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ x_______
  • In 1154, Henry II inherited the throne. He found ways to expand the system of royal justice. His expansions to extend royal power led to problems with the Church. When Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury opposed the king's move, Henry wanted to be avenged so in 1170, Thomas Becket was murdered in his own cathedral.
  • Edward I
  • I shall summoned Parliaments so listen!!
  • John who's Henry's son, faced three powerful enemies. In 1205, he had to give up English-held lands when he lost war with Philip II. In the next battle with Innocent III, he accept England as a fief, then he was forced to sign the Magna Carta by rebellious barons; his own nobles in 1215.
  • The Magna Carta listed federal rights. Two of the very important ideas was that all nobles had certain rights and the rights of noblemen will be extended to all citizens and monarchs must obey the law.
  • In 1295, Edward I summoned Parliaments that approved money for his wars. It included representatives of common people and then became the Model Parliament that set up framework for England's legislature. The Parliament eventually developed into two-house body. Over time English Monarchs began to summon Parliaments for their own purposes that won the rights to approve any new taxes.
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