Growth of Royal Power in England

Growth of Royal Power in England

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  • William the Conqueror
  • Domesday Book
  • Domesday Book
  • Henry II
  • In the year of 1066, William defeated Harold and was crown of England. William had census, which listed every castle and fields in England, which called the Domesday Book.
  • King John
  • William created the book of Domesday. He uses this survey as a basis of taxation. The Domesday Book help William collect taxes from the people and also help the kingdom of England expands.
  • Magna Carta
  • Henry II was a well-educated king who expanded the system of royal justice which became the foundation of English common laws. He, Henry II also developed an early jury system.
  • Edward I
  • King John was clever, greedy, cruel and untrustworthy ruler. He faced three powerful enemies, King Phillip II of France , Pope Innocent III, and his own English nobles. King John lost the battle with the King Phillip II , excommunicating by the Pope, and angered his own nobles with heavy taxes and other abuses of power. He was forced to sign the Magna Carta.
  • This is my beautiful castle.
  • In the Magna Carta the king have to affirmed a long list of feudal rights. The Magna Carta contains two very important ideas. First, it asserted that the nobles had certain rights. Second, the monarch must obey the law. Over time, the rights that had been granted to nobles were extended to all English citizens.
  • King Edward I summoned Parliament to approve money for his wars in France. He have representatives of the common people and eventually became known as Model Parliament. The Parliament grained the right to approve any new taxes.
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