European Kingdoms. Normans introduce feudalism to England. The Norman rulers of England claim large amounts of land in France. In 1066 William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings. Normandy. King Henry II and Common Law.
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The Norman rulers of England claim large amounts of land in France.
In 1066 William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
The nobles and the clergy (church) rebelled against King John.
In 1215 they forced him to sign the Magna Carta.
He agreed not to raise taxes or declare war without the consent (agreement) of the nobles, who met in the Great Council.
King John I was an unlucky king. His armies lost wars and land against the French. He had to raise taxes to pay for his Crusading brother (Richard the Lionheart).