"The Middle Ages"
Memorable Moments: He defeated the English King, Harold at the battle of Hastings.
He created the Doomsday Book which held a survey of how much land and livestock people had.
“I have persecuted its native inhabitants beyond all reason. Whether gentle or simple, I have cruelly oppressed them; many I unjustly inherited; Innumerable multitudes, especially in the county of York, perished through me by famine or the sword." – William the Conqueror.
Importance : He shaped Englands feudal system. (Feudalism, king has supreme power)
He conquered England and the Anglo-Saxons.
Battle of Hastings
William the Conqueror leading his army in the Battle of Hastings
This shows William and his men in the battle.
This is a page of the Doomsday Book.
Memorable Moments : Nobels joined against him in 1215 due to his tax raises.
King John tried to kill his own father! He even tried to kill his father's second wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
"Here I and sorrows sit;
Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it." -William Shakespear, King John
Importance : He was forced to accept the Magna Carta, which gave rights that the King could not take away.
He lost Normandy to France.
King John signing the Magna Cartain 1215.
The French victory at the battle of Bouvines.
An original version of the Magna Carta
Memorable Moments : She was burned at the stake because of criminal charges, such as wearing pants, when she was 19 years old.
One weird thing about her, was that she believed that God spoke to her through visions.
"I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid." - Joan Of Arc
Importance : She helped Charles VII become the King of France during the 100 Years War.
She led the French victory over the English at the Battle of Orleans.
Joan of Arc was a symbol of French patriotism.