King Henry Eyres Research Paper

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One of the most important developments in England was common law carried out through the system of eyres which was instituted by King Henry II. Henry’s royal justices would visit every region within his domain to ensure that those who committed crimes against the “king’s peace” (arson, murder, rape) were arrested and brought to trial. The justices would also hear civil cases. This helped to strengthen British rule. Though Henry couldn’t be in all places at once, through his traveling courts, he made certain that his authority was felt throughout his kingdom. In France, young King Philip II surprised other rulers in his abilities to capture territories and setup new administrative practices that benefited his rule. Philip seized many regions
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