Standard: 7.6.5 ||
Kings, Nobles, and the Magna Carta
Key Terms and People
William the Conqueror: William Concord King Harald of England and became king of England
King John: His efforts to raise taxes lead to conflict with his barons over taxes and royal power.
common law: a body of law that has developed from custom and from judges' decisions rather than laws passed by a lawmaking assembly
habeas corpus: court order to bring an arrested person before a judge or court
writ: court order
Parliament: an assembly of representatives who make laws
The Norman Conquest
Limits on Royal Power
Summary: The Norman Conquest transformed England. Rights guaranteed in the Magna Carta limited the power of kings.
Study Guide Questions
CP 419. How did William the Conqueror become King of England?
CP 421. What was the Magna Carta?
CYP 421, 1a. Where did the Normans come from?
CYP 421, 1b. How did the Norman conquest change in England?
CYP 421, 2a. Why was the Magna Carta written?
CYP 421, 2b. How did the Magna Carta limit royal power?
|Homework: Choose one