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FROM TIIE TECTONIC COROTEST OF IRITAIN TO THE
XORVAS CONOCAST OF ESGLIST).
Enlish 111-11111tions - Ancient livrman policy - The Virk From-
Elfred as a legislator-Diversities of local customs---Gradual develop-
THE NORJAN CONQUEST.
Claimants to the Crown on death of Eadward the Confessor Earl
Harold-Elected and crowned King-William Duke of Normandy-
REIGNS OF THE SOR111.X AND FIRST ASGEITX KINGS.
Reign of William Rurus—How far constitutionally important-Ranull
Flambard--Siruggle between the Royal and feudal powers-William
socks support of the Englislingainat ile Baronage-and promises genel
laws-HENRY I. : Ilis Charter of Liberties-- Male consuctudincs'
abolisherl-Forests retaineil- so-calleel Legrallenrici l'rimi - llenry
courts and rereives the rapport of the native Logli-hi-Warries a nice
of Eaugar Hileling - Triumph over the rebellious barons-Raines up
new men-Strengthens jurisdiction or county and llunreal Courts-
Charters to Boroughis-Royal administration centralized and systema-
tized-Occasional Circuits of the judges-Sererity in punishing oliences
against the Laws-Question of Investitures-STEPEN: Ilis two
Charters-Feudal anarchy of his reign-Creation of new earldoms-
Arrest of the three bishops-Wretchel condition of the People-Peace
of Wallingford-Scheme of reform-Denth of Stephen-HENRY II. :
The Angevin Dynasty-Charter or Liberries-Inquest of Sheriffs-
Ilenry's policy-Establishes law and order- The two great constitu-
tional results of his reign-aldmini-:rative reforms-liincrant Justices
-The Grand Assire-Sentage---Contest with Becket and the clergy-
Constitutions of Clarendon-RCD I. : Character of his reign-
Excessive taxation-Ilays of raising money-Popular rising under
William-with-the-leard-Constitutional opposition of the Clergy-
Administration of the kingilom by the Justiciars—Longchamp, Wil-
liam of Coutance, Ilubert Walter, and Geoffrey Fitz-Peter- Deposi-
tion of Longchamp-Principles of representation and election in the
assessment of taxes and appointment of County Coroners-- Advance of
the Boroughs towards indepenılence-Summary of Richard's reign
The three great fundamental compacts between the Crown and the Nation
-Magna Charta-An Act of the whole people under the leadership of
- Separation of Normandy from England - Decay of feudalism-Re-
St. Alban's and St. Paul's—Confederacy of the barons at St. Edmund's
- They present their Demands to the King at the Temple-John's
ADMINISTRATIVE SISTENT UNDER TIE YORJIIV AND
Personal share of the King in all branches of Wilministration-.I trial be.
fore. Tlenry II. in person-The Justiciar—the Chancellor-Curii
THE SUCCESSION TO THE CROWY.
The English kingship elective both before and after the Conquest-but re-
stricted under ordinary circumstances to the members of one Royal
by Parliament on his issue-llenry VII. –The crown entailer by lar.
A'Commune Concilium Regni' has always existed–The Witenagemột-
Curia Regis-Its constitution—The greater Barons '-llereditary
Norfolk-Edward's speech to the people, Gmnd Remonstrance
GROWTII OF PARLIAJEST (.1.D. 1293-1399).
Summary of grievances in 1;09-Riglut or Commons 10 concur in
- The Coinmundo establish three great right: : (i.) Taution without
- First protest on the rolls -- First instance of parliamentary impeach-
Characteristics of the Lancastrian Period—Increased importance of the
Commons-Taxation : conditional grants, appropriation of supplies,