Growth of Royal Power in England and France (England Edition)

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  • William the Conqueror (England)
  • Bow down to Duke William for I am the king!
  • William the Conqueror Accomplishments (England)
  • Doomsday Book
  • Pigpen
  • Tax collecting
  • Henry II / Accomplishments (England)
  • I will establish many things, such as expanding customs to laws.
  • In 1066, Duke William and Edward's brother-in-law Harold battled each other to be crowned of England. Since Anglo-Saxon king Edward died without an heir. The battle was called the Battle of Hastings with both sides fighting each other leaving William victorious and crowned of England on Christmas Day in 1066. With William now known as William the Conqueror.
  • John / Troubles (England)
  • Okay okay!
  • Magna Carta
  • Sign the Magna Carta!
  • William the Conqueror now crowned of England, created a census called the Doomsday Book which listed every castle, field, and pigpen in England. The Doomsday Book helped William and future English monarchs build an efficient system of tax collecting.
  • Edward I / Accomplishments (England)
  • Model Parliament
  • A new king inherited the throne that was named Henry II in 1154. Henry found ways to expand customs into law, and he broadened the system of royal justice. He layed out a foundation for English legal system called the common law. The common law is a legal system based on custom and court rulings. England also developed an early jury system under Henry II.
  • Model Parliament
  • Model Parliament
  • Henry's II son named John was the new ruler. John was clever, greedy, cruel, and untrustworthy that often led him to troubles. His major encounter was in 1215 from a group of rebellious barons that forced him to sign the Magna Carta, a document that limits royal power and extending rights. The Magna Carta shaped future government traditions in England.
  • signed: John
  • A new king named Edward I in 1295 seized the throne. Edward I had representatives of the "common people" joined with lords/clergy. He established a assembly that became known as the Model Parliament that set up the frame work of England Legislature.
  • Common people
  • I will join you both together.
  • Lords/clergy
  • The Model Parliament was divided into two house body. One of them was called the House of Lords that contained nobles and clergy men. While the other house body was called the House of Commons that consisted of knights and middle-classed people.
  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
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