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Unformatted text preview: 11-14The Strengthening of Royal Authority: France, England, and the Empire• England• strong king• centralizing features• Norman nobility• France• weak king• his power is much less than his nobles• little centralization• very little or no attempt to create standards• strong nobility• comes at the expense of the crown• (Holy Roman) Empire• strong emperor• centralized• by co-opting the bishops• papacy not pleased• bishops• gave them the power of the account• counts as well as dukes• Capetian dynasty ruled France until 1328• weak at first• nobles chose him b/c thy thought they could manage him• the Plantagenet dynasty (Angevin) in England ruled until 1399• the King’s power was directly proportionate to the amount of land he owned• The wife of King of France, at the annulment of her marriage, marries the King of England, Henry II• gives birth to mucho sons, including • Richard I (the lionhearted)• ruled for ten years, sixth months in England• Henry II• wanted to make monarchy popular, less feudal• didn’t want the lords to be the intermediaries...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4A taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07