One of the many reasons why feudalism declined was because of the Magna Carta which was a signed by King John, son of King Henry II
The Magna Carta
What is the Magna Carta?
The Magna Carta, which means "The Great Charter" in Latin, is a document that King John signed so that the freemen of Europe can gain their rights. When King John was crowned king, he lost a lot of land in France, punished people unfairly and without a trial, and fought with the church over taxes and land. This influenced the decline of feudalism because it gave more rights to the people, it gave the idea that people can have rights and liberties that the kings can't violate.
The growth of towns was one of the declines of feudalism too. People moved out of manors and into towns and nobody needed the lords land anymore.
The Growth of Towns
The Black is also a reason for the decrease of feudalism. As the black plague spread most of the population wiped out causing the power to shift from the lords.
The Black Plague
The Hundred Year War
What is the Hundred Year War?
The Hundred Years', this long conflict contributed to the erosion of feudalism in England and in France. English monarchs had long claimed lands in France. This was because earlier English kings had actually been feudal lords over these French fiefs. French kings now disputed these claims. When Philip VI of France declared that the French fiefs of Edward III, King of England, were part of Philip's own realm, war broke out in France. The Hundred Years' War contributed to the decline of feudalism by helping to shift power from feudal lords to monarchs and to common people.
The last reason of the many reasons of the decline of feudalism is the hundred year war.