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The Reign Of King Henry II

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The monarchs march toward royal political dominance began with the conflicts of many power houses. The power holders fought over land and resources. This struggle over power was between kings, queens, popes, and bishops. The Kings began to build well organized regional monarchies. These Kings aimed to expand the territories under their direct control and limit the power of local aristocratic families. The reign of King Henry II was very important because his reforms provided the stability of secure property rights. He also established that only royal courts could try criminal cases involvig the ownership of freeheld property. The Writ of Writs was a requirement that it or another king of writs that requested went up dramatically, leading the
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