The Decline of Feudalism

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King Henry II begins his reign. 1154-1189

1154 - 1189

Constitution of Clarendon is issued. 1164

1164

Four knights kill Becket in front of Canterbury Cathedral. 1170

1170

Becket is declared a saint. 1173

1173

King Henry II's younger brother, John, becomes king. 1199

1199

The estimated years that China's population was reduced by half. 1200-1393

1200 - 1393

Barons force King John to sign the Magna Carta in Runnymede. 1215

1215

Jews are forced to leave England. 1290

1290

King Edward I forms the Model Parliament. It includes commoners. 1295

1295

Jews are forced to leave France. 1306

1306

The Hundred Years' War. 1337-1453

1337 - 1453

The English defeat the French at Crecy with the longbow. 1346

1346

The Bubonic Plague first strikes Europe. 1347-1351

1347 - 1351

The English Peasants' War. 1381

1381

Jews in France are forced to leave again. 1394

1394

King Henry V invades France after a long truce. 1415

1415

Joan of Arc leads a French army to victory at the Battle of Orleans. 1429

1429