Growth of Royal Power in England And France

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Rulers

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  • William The Conqueror
  • Hi, I am William the Conqueror and I am the King of England
  • Domesday Book
  • Henry II of England
  • Hi, I'm the King of England, Henry II
  • Harold made a promise to help William gain the throne of England after King Edward died, but when William learned that Harold was named King of England, he became furious and asked the Pope for assistance. The Pope agrees and grants William one of the first papal banners. They both eventually fought in The Battle of Hastings in which William wins and Become king.
  • King John
  • When William became King of England, he made the Domesday Book. The book's purpose was to keep track of all the people so he can tax the people effectively to fund his army.
  • Magna Carta
  • When Henry the II inherited the throne, he broadened the royal justice system. King Henry made customs into laws and sent enforcers to enforce the royal laws.
  • Edward I
  • Hi, I'm the king of England, Edward I and I am the one who summoned the Parliament
  • King John was a clever, and greedy ruler. He lost all his war with Phillip II, Pope Innocent III, and his English nobles. His failures eventually forced him to sign the Magna Carta.
  • Hi, I'm King John, King of England and I helped sign the Magna Carta
  • The Magna Carta was a document King John was forced to sign and what it did was gave barons rights at first, then it eventually spread to every citizen. It also forced the King to obey the law.
  • In 1295, He summoned the Parliament to approve money for the wars against France. common people were allowed to be representatives with lords and clergy and this model would eventually be the base for the modern Parliament.
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