Section 1 Notes
Monarchs, Nobles, and the Church
 Feudal monarchs in Europe were at the head of

society but had limited power because th...
Strong Monarchs in England
 During the Middle Ages, Angles, Saxons, and Vikings





invaded and settled in England
A...
William the Conqueror
The Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings Re-creation
Growth of Royal Power
 In 1086, William the Conqueror had a census taken of






his kingdom
The resulting Domesday ...
A Unified Legal System
 In 1154, a young, well-educated king named Henry II






inherited the throne
He broadened ...
Henry II
Conflict with the Church
 Henry II claimed the right to try clergy members in

royal courts
 Thomas Beckett (archbishop ...
Thomas Beckett
Canterbury Cathedral
Beckett’s Tomb
John’s Troubles
 Henry’s son John was a clever, greedy, cruel, and

untrustworthy leader who during his reign faced three...
King John
The Magna Carta
 John ticked off his own nobles with oppressive taxes

and other abuses of his power
 In 1215, a group o...
Signing of the Magna Carta
Magna Carta
Development of Parliament
 In 1295, Edward summoned Parliament to approve money
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




for his wars with France
He had...
British Parliament
British Parliament
Successful Monarchs in France--The Capetians
 Hugh Capet was elected to fill the vacant throne in 987
 He slowly increas...
Hugh Capet
Philip Augustus
 Also known as Philip II; was a shrewd and able ruler
 He strengthened royal government in France by

gr...
Phillip II (Phillip Augustus)
Louis IX, King and Saint
 He ascended to the throne in 1226 and embodied the

perfect medieval monarch---generous, noble,...
Louis IX
Philip IV
 Grandson of Louis IX who ruled ruthlessly to extend

royal power
 To raise cash, he tried to collect new taxe...
The Estates General
 Phillip rallied support by setting up the Estates

General in 1302
 This body had representatives f...
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WH Chapter 9 Section 1 Notes

  1. 1. Section 1 Notes
  2. 2. Monarchs, Nobles, and the Church  Feudal monarchs in Europe were at the head of society but had limited power because they had to rely on vassals for military support  Nobles and the Church had as much or more power than the monarch  Monarchs resorted to royal justice systems, tax systems, and standing armies in order to try to gain some power back
  3. 3. Strong Monarchs in England  During the Middle Ages, Angles, Saxons, and Vikings     invaded and settled in England At the age of 7, William of Normandy was made a duke In 1066, William and Harold fought for control of England at the Battle of Hastings This battle was important because it put England under Norman control William the Conqueror assumes the crown of England on Christmas Day, 1066
  4. 4. William the Conqueror
  5. 5. The Battle of Hastings
  6. 6. Battle of Hastings
  7. 7. Battle of Hastings Re-creation
  8. 8. Growth of Royal Power  In 1086, William the Conqueror had a census taken of     his kingdom The resulting Domesday Book listed every castle, field, and pigpen in England It was a thorough survey and census Information from it helped William and later English monarchs build an efficient system of tax collecting Royal exchequer (treasury)---job was to collect taxes
  9. 9. A Unified Legal System  In 1154, a young, well-educated king named Henry II      inherited the throne He broadened the system of royal justice Common law---a legal system based on custom and court rulings Under Henry II, England also developed an early jury system Jury---purpose is to determine guilt or innocence These early juries determined which cases could be brought to trial (grand jury) and another jury evolved that was composed of 12 neighbors of an accused person (trial jury)
  10. 10. Henry II
  11. 11. Conflict with the Church  Henry II claimed the right to try clergy members in royal courts  Thomas Beckett (archbishop of Canterbury) disagreed with Henry and the two constantly fought  In 1170, Beckett was murdered in his own cathedral  Beckett was declared a martyr and a saint and pilgrims began to flock to his tomb at Canterbury (basis for Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales)
  12. 12. Thomas Beckett
  13. 13. Canterbury Cathedral
  14. 14. Beckett’s Tomb
  15. 15. John’s Troubles  Henry’s son John was a clever, greedy, cruel, and untrustworthy leader who during his reign faced three powerful enemies: King Phillip II of France, Pope Innocent III, and his own English nobles  John lost a war with Phillip II and had to give up English-held lands in France  John battled Pope Innocent III over selecting a new archbishop of Canterbury  John was threatened with all of England under an interdict---so he gave in and had to accept England as a fief of the papacy and pay a yearly fee to Rome
  16. 16. King John
  17. 17. The Magna Carta  John ticked off his own nobles with oppressive taxes and other abuses of his power  In 1215, a group of rebellious barons cornered John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta  Magna Carta---”Great Charter”---most important part was “due process of law”  The Magna Carta helped shape English government in the long run by: 1. nobles had certain rights and 2. monarchs had to obey the law
  18. 18. Signing of the Magna Carta
  19. 19. Magna Carta
  20. 20. Development of Parliament  In 1295, Edward summoned Parliament to approve money     for his wars with France He had representatives of the “common” people join with the lords and clergy “Common” people included two knights from each county and representatives of towns Two houses developed in the modern British Parliament: The House of Lords (nobles and high clergy) and the House of Commons (knights and middle-class citizens) Parliament eventually got the “power of the purse”---they could limit the power of a monarch by controlling and approving spending
  21. 21. British Parliament
  22. 22. British Parliament
  23. 23. Successful Monarchs in France--The Capetians  Hugh Capet was elected to fill the vacant throne in 987  He slowly increased his and his heirs royal power by making the succession hereditary, playing rival nobles against one another, and winning support from the Church  The Capetians enjoyed unbroken succession for over 300 years  The Capetians built an effective bureaucracy  Government officials collected taxes and imposed royal law over the king’s domain
  24. 24. Hugh Capet
  25. 25. Philip Augustus  Also known as Philip II; was a shrewd and able ruler  He strengthened royal government in France by granting charters, having a standing army, introducing a new national tax, and paying middle-class officials to work in government positions  He was able to quadruple his land holdings and by the time of his death in 1223, he was the most powerful ruler in Europe
  26. 26. Phillip II (Phillip Augustus)
  27. 27. Louis IX, King and Saint  He ascended to the throne in 1226 and embodied the perfect medieval monarch---generous, noble, and devoted to justice and chivalry  He was a deeply religious man and became a saint within 30 years of his death  Louis IX helped advance Christianity by prosecuting heretics and Jews and leading French knights in two wars against Muslims
  28. 28. Louis IX
  29. 29. Philip IV  Grandson of Louis IX who ruled ruthlessly to extend royal power  To raise cash, he tried to collect new taxes from the clergy which led to a clash with Pope Boniface VIII
  30. 30. The Estates General  Phillip rallied support by setting up the Estates General in 1302  This body had representatives from all three estates, or classes: clergy, nobles, and townspeople  Although later French kings consulted the Estates General, it did not develop the same role that the English Parliament did because it never gained the power of the purse or otherwise serve as a balance to royal power

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