U.K. History - 04

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   Aquitaine      Black Death      Henry II      Hundred Years      Joan of Arc      Magna Carta      Plantagenet      rebellion      Robin Hood      the Lion Heart   

Middle Ages: House of Plantagenet
12th century: of England, the great-grandson of William the Conqueror, founded the House of which ruled England for most of the Middle-Ages (from 1154 until 1485). He married Eleanor of and was succeeded by their son Richard I "". Richard was succeeded by his younger brother John Lackland. Apart from entering popular legend as the enemy of , King John is perhaps best-known for facing an armed of the barons of English nobility, which forced him to accept in 1215 the (the Great Charter). This imposed legal limits on the king's personal powers: “No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned […] but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the land”.
In 1348 , the , an epidemic of bubonic plague that spread over the whole of Europe, arrived in England and killed as much as a third to half of the population.
From 1337 to 1453, the ' War was a series of separate wars between the Kings of England and the French House of Valois who both claimed the French throne. The war was a defeat for the Kings of England after the appearance of (1412–1431).

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