believed it was a punishment from god. Instituted state general : assembly between classes in french society (townspeople and elite, represents 3 estates (those who fight, pray, work) henry had dream with anxiety: able to keep control over church, pipe rolls (accounting documents) able to keep track of money to be able to tax efficiently and be rich, tali sticks. cut in half vertically to create duplicates y helps prevent forgery. The plantagenet dynasty and the angevin empire y henry ii was the lord over england and territories in france and son of jeffery, became known as an angevin (derived from anjou ) y empire not politically united. Just many territories under one name y henry ii ruled each territory until respected title in those areas y each territory had various ways of being ruled y achieved great deal: development of common law.