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The Decline of Feudalism

Henry II king who made legal reform a central concern of his reign
King John signed the Magna Carta
Magna Carta a written agreement from 1215 that limited the English king's power and strengthened the rights of nobles
habeas corpus the principle that accused persons cannot be held in jail without the consent of the court
crossbow a medieval weapon made up of a bow that was fixed across a wooden stock and operated by a trigger
longbow a large bow used for feathered arrows
truce an agreed-upon halt in fighting
heretic a person who holds beliefs that are contrary to the teachings of the church or other group
Joan of Arc inspired the people of France to fight for their country during the Hundred Years' War
Black Death a deadly contagious disease caused by bacteria and spread by fleas (on rats)
King Edward I king who implemented the Model Parliament
Model Parliament a governing body that gave a voice in government to common people and lords
epidemic an outbreak of a disease that affects many people within a geographic area
Hundred Years' War a series of wars fought by France and England between 1337 and 1453
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