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  Composer Timeline
 Moments in History
  Battle of Hastings
   Peter Abelard –
    The Domesday Book is compiled
  Hildegard of Bingen –
    William Rufus is killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest
 Leonin –
  Thomas Becket is killed in Canterbury Cathedral
   Perotin –
    Richard I (the Lionheart) becomes king
   King John seals Magna Carta
     Guillaume de Machaut –
  Geoffrey Chaucer is born
       The Black Death comes to England. Perhaps a third of the population died over the next year.
      The Peasants Revolt. Peasants in Essex and Kent rise up and march on London. The king manages to persuade them to disperse by making promises, none of which he intends to keep

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