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8 Cards in this Set

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United the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and drove away the Vikings
King Alfred
A descendant of the Viking ruler who had conquered Normandy
William of Normandy
Raised taxes in England and punished his enemies without trials
King John
What is the significance of the Battle of Hastings?
William was crowned king of Engalnd and Harold Godwinson was defeated
Why did the nobles force king John to sign the magna carta
It took away some of the kings power. Also because the king and vassals had certain duties
What rights were guarenteed by the Magna Carta?
Fair trials
Why was the Magna Carta important? How did this document affect the kings powers?
the kings power was limited
Describe England's Parliament and what was its role in changing governments?
house of commons and house of lords