I guess I have to sign the most important paper in history.
We are waiting!!
The Bubonic Plague
These rats!! They are are eating all of the food on the boat!!
Part of the people already died on this ship. I don't want to die too!!
They are chewing through all of my clothing!!!
The Hundred Years War
We are now all being hired for the kings army instead of the knights!!
This bow is almost as tall as me!! It is like one of the most technologicaly advanced weaponry of my time!
Why would the king hire the commoners instead of us?
King John signed a document the Magna Carta, or the Great Charter, that said that he could not put people in jail without reason. This document became originaly for the nobles but eventually became something that the commeners could use to their advantage as well. reason.
During the late 15th century ships brought rats that carried deseases such as the Bubonic Plague. The plauge killed 1/3 of the population in Europe. The result was people could demand better pay and rights.
During the Hundred Years War the Kings, and commoners beame more powerful. The kings on both sides collected taxes so that they could raise large profesional armies. Because of this kings no longer relied on the nobles to gather knights. Also the king did not need the knights because the weapons became more advanced.