Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular

Philip II, “Augustus”, 1180-1223
- the outstanding king of his time - “founder of the organized state” (he started regular taxes and a bureacracy) and the “maker of Paris” - spent the first part of his reign putting down revolts and increasing his power - in 1191 joined Richard of England on the 3rd Crusade, but quarreled with him and returned home.

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