Growth of Royal Power in England

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  • William the Conqueror
  • I won the battle of Hastings and now i got crowned as king of England.
  • Domesday Book
  • Henry II
  • I was the King that created the common laws.
  • At the battle of Hastings, William and his army won over Harold who was their enemy. Then on 1066 Christmas Day, William got crowned in England. To learn and know about his kingdom, William had a census taken in 1089. This then produced the Domesday Book.
  • King John
  • I have been focred to sign the Magna Carta and that document has then limit my power to rule freely
  • The Domesday Book is the original record of Williams survey of England. The survey consists of a list of castle, field, and pigpen in England. The Domesday Book helped William and upcoming monarchs a system in tax collecting.
  • Magna Carta
  • 1154 was the year Henry II was crowned king of England. When he became king, Henry expanded the system of royal justice. Henry couldn't change the laws but he found new ways to expand customs into laws. These then became the common laws.
  • Edward I
  • You have to approve money for my wars.
  • King John was a cruel, clever, greedy and untrustworthy ruler. When he battle with innocent III he got excommunicated by the pope. Then in 1215, John was forced to sign the Magna Carta by a group of rebellious barons.This then would serve as a stepping stone for shaping England's government traditions.
  • The Magna Carta was the document that King John was forced to sign, so that he could be limited to a certain extent of power. The Magna Carta was a document for feudal rights. It states that the King cannot rule freely, but has to obey the laws also. It also gave rights to citizens who are not nobles too.
  • In the year of 1295, Edward I had summoned the Parliament, who was the Great Council to approve money for his wars. Later in the years it became known as the Model Parliament. The reason was because it had set a frame work for England's legislature. Future English monarchs then also used Parliament.
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