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Title: William the Conqueror, King Henry II, and King John


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William the Conqueror, King Henry II, and King
John
  • By
  • Abby Frazer

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William the Conqueror
  • Duke of Normandy
  • Conquered England in 1066 at the Battle of
    Hastings
  • Created a feudal state with a strong central
    government
  • Unified control of lands and laid the foundation
    for a centralized government

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King Henry II
  • Ruled from 1154 1189
  • Added territory in France
  • Strengthened royal courts of justice
  • Introduced use of jury in English courts

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King John
  • King from 1199-1216
  • Failed as military leader
  • Lost Normandy and all lands in northern France
  • Cruel to subjects, alienated the church, and
    threatened to take away rights to self
    government.
  • Nobles revolted and forced him to sign Magna Carta

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Bibliography
  • Beck, Roger B, Ph.D, et al., eds. Ancient World
    History. 2005 ed. N.p. Mcdougal Littell, 2005.
    Print.
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