By Andrew Brahm and Shannon Coyle
Serfdom is declining and serfs are beginning to gain freedom. The settlements in new lands help bring the decline in serfdom. To give them a reason to move, the lord promised them more freedom.
The Decline of Serfdom
The expansion of trade and of our food supply has encouraged the growth of the town.
The Revival of Towns
A charter was put into place in order for my people to have the right to have their own laws and own system of taxes.
The appearance of guilds was an economic development of the Middle Ages, these were organizations formed by merchants and master craftsworkers.
Guilds & New Business Practices
Battle of Hasting
In 1066, Normans from Northern France invaded England near the sea coast village of Hastings.
Henry I began to establish a common legal system for all England. The legal system expanded during Henry II reign.
I demanded high taxes and was much disliked by the people I ruled. My actions led to angry barons to rebel. I later set up a charter named "Magna Carta" which agreed to recognize the barons rights and priviledges, including that of fair trial.
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