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Burgess, claim, claimant, damnation, intervene (v), rebellion, subject, summon, uprising, unification, yoke

1.__ is made to ask for a rightful belonging. may ask for land

or money.

2.A member of the British Parliament representing a town, a borough or a university was called____________ .

3.Doing unnecessary remarks and causing the argument you into

other people's affairs.

4.A person, who swears by saying "damn" may put on the


5.__ people are placed under the control of others.

6.__ a Parliament means to call its members together.

7.__ of progressive forces may lead to establishing democratic relations in the society.

8. __ is an action of rising up against a government, not usually

with arms.

9.An act or state of armed resistance to the government — may

often be suppressed.

10.__ means a subjection, bondage or servitude, when people are

suppressed by others.


Task 4.Answer the following questions.

1.Why did Henry II give a new name Plantagenet to the dynasty?

2.How did Henry II manage to restore the order in England?

3.What were the reasons of the dispute between Henry II and Thomas Becket?

4.Why did the barons rebel against John the Lackland?

5.What kind of document was Magna Carta?

6.What did the Provisions of Oxford provide?

7.How did the First Parliament work? Who were its members?

8.How did Edward I complete the subjugation of Wales?

9.What did the wish of King Edward I to conquer Scotland lead to?

10.Why wasn't Scotland conquered?

11.What were the Ordinances of 1313 aimed at?

12.What did Edward III claim when he started the Hundred Years War with France?

13.How was the control over taxation established by the Parliament?

14.Why did the 1381 Peasants' Rising start?


Task 5.Many kings from the Plantagenet Dynasty had traits which made them recognisable in the popular history. Match the traits of the kings to their names.


1. Henry II a) spent more time abroad than at home and died in fighting against the Moslems
2. Richard the Lionhearted b) let the first English Parliament summon
3. John the Lackland c) united England and Wales
4. Henry HI d) suppressed the 1381 Peasants' Rising
5. Edward I e) reorganised court system and instituted trial by jury
6. Edward 11 f) started the Hundred Years War
7. Edward III g) lost all English possessions in France and let the barons produce the Great Charter

Task 6.Historical consequences. Match two statements from columns A and B into a compound sentence with the conjunction "so".


1. Henry II reestablished the system of royal court and government a) the Irish people started a struggle for independence
2. Henry II was recognised as Lord of Ireland b) his subjects rebelled and started a civil war
3. John the Lackland needed great money for fruitless wars in France c) they rebelled against the English
4. The Welsh believed in prophesied crowning of the Prince of Wales in London d) Scotland remained independent for the next three centuries
5. Edward II died in the course of the war with Scotland e) he restored the order in the country
6. The Black Death killed one third of the population in England f) the war shook the two countries for more than 100 years
7. Edward III invaded France in 1337 g) the serfs were becoming free peasants and wage labourers
8. The serf system collapsed h) the land was not cultivated and enclosures began as traditional agriculture were displaced by sheep-farming


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