• Oct 14, 1066

    William of Normandy

    • defeated king Harold - gave his knights fiefs
    • took a sensus known as the “Domesday Book” included livestock -ruling class spoke french by then merged to english
  • Oct 25, 1154

    Henry II

    four of supporters murdered an troublesome archbishopHad problems with the catholic church
    ruled from 1154 to 1189
    common law- a code of law the stayed the same place to place
  • Apr 6, 1199

    King John

    At Runnymede in 1215 John john was forced to pass the Magna carta. Magna carta-the “Great Charter” of rights, which King John was forced to sign by the English nobles at Runnymede in 1215 gave citexen more rights
  • Nov 16, 1272

    Edward I

    Parlament- representative government
    Edward I gave taxes, and passed laws.