9 terms

Medieval Europe ~ Quiz #3

Magna Carta, depopulation and Bubonic Plague, habeas corpus
Magna Carta
made nobles more powerful than the king; guaranteed trial by jury
Habeas Corpus
the idea that an accused person has a right to see a judge
How did the plague effect the economy of the feudal system?
there was a labor shortage so people moved to new kingdoms looking for higher wages
Why was Bubonic Plague called "Black Death"?
victims of the diesase often had dark spots on their skin
were unfairly blamed for causing the plague to spread throughout Europe
Common Laws
were laws based on custom and tradition, and could be different in different regions of England
How did depopulation affect the serfs?
lords needed their labor so badly that they began paying them wages to encourage their services
Ideals of the Magna Carta
guaranteed protection of the law and trial by jury
Medieval Europe Parliament
included the following groups: nobility, high ranking clergy, representatives from towns and cities