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Unformatted text preview: goal of restoring Jerusalem and the Holy Land to Christian rule 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket murdered at Canterbury 1215 Magna Carta signed by King John; grants property rights to noblemen, limits royal power over land rights. 1337-1453 Hundred Years War between England and France, beginning with Edward III of England asserting his claims to the French throne 1386-1400 Chaucer works on The Canterbury Tales 1422 Death of Henry V 1455-1485 Wars of the Roses Civil wars between the House of Lancaster (red rose) and the House of York (white rose), cousins with claims to the throne 1470 Sir Thomas Malory writes Arthurian legends 1476 William Caxton introduces printing to England; prints at least two editions of The Canterbury Tales 1485 Henry Tudor of the House of Lancaster triumphs, becomes King Henry VII, and establishes the Tudor Dynasty 1485 Caxton prints Malorys legends with the title Le Morte D Arthur...
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