Growth Of The Royal Power - Yong Yee

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  • William The Conqueror
  • I have to deliver this tax money to the king.
  • Domesday Book
  • Henry II
  • Go and expand the system of royal justice.
  • On Christmas Day 1066, William took the crown of England after defeating another person who also wanted power at the Battle of Hastings. He had the Domesday kingdom. This helped William and future kings build a successful system of collecting taxes, which would help them build up their kingdom.
  • John
  • You better sign this document!!!!
  • William created the Domesday book. It was a census that counted all of the people and property of England. William used it to collect taxes to help the kingdom of England grow.
  • Magna Carta
  • In 1153, Henry II invaded England. When king Stephen died the year after, Henry II took the throne and united England, Normandy, and the west of France under his rule. He expanded the system of royal justice and laid the basic for common laws. Henry II began jury system.
  • Edward I
  • John, the son of Henry, was a greedy and untrustworthy king. During this time, John fought against three powerful enemies, King Phillip II of France, Pope Innocent III, and his own English nobles. John lost against all his fights and angered his nobles by taking advantage of taxes and other abuse of power. In 1215, a group of barons cornered John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta.
  • The Magna Carta was a document that list feudal rights. the barons included the legal rights of townspeople and the Church.
  • In 1295, Edward I called the Parliament to approve money for his war in France. He said, "what touches all, should be approved by all". Edward I had representatives of the "common people" join with the lords and clergy and granted all freemen in his kingdom, no tax or aid shall be imposed unless by the general council.
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