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Magna Carta A Very Short Introduction

Author : Nicholas Vincent
ISBN : 9780199582877
Genre : History
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Magna Carta has long been considered the foundation stone of the British Constitution, yet few people today understand either its contents or its context. With a full English translation of the 1215 charter, Nicholas Vincent introduces the document to a modern audience; explaining its origins and tracing the significance of its role in our history.
Category: History

1215 The Year Of Magna Carta

Author : Danny Danziger
ISBN : 9781444717341
Genre : History
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On 15 June 1215, rebel barons forced King John to meet them at Runnymede. They did not trust the King, so he was not allowed to leave until his seal was attached to the charter in front of him. This was Magna Carta. It was a revolutionary document. Never before had royal authority been so fundamentally challenged. Nearly 800 years later, two of the charter's sixty-three clauses are still a ringing expression of freedom for mankind: 'To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay right or justice'. And: 'No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or in any way ruined, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land'. 1215 - The Year of Magna Carta explores what it was like to be alive in that momentous year. Political power struggles are interwoven with other issues - fashion, food, education, medicine, religion, sex. In many areas it was a time of innovation and change. Windmills were erected, spectacles were invented. Dozens of new towns were founded. Oxford became the first university in England, and the great cathedrals of Salisbury and Lincoln were built. Whether describing matters of state or domestic life, this is a treasure house of a book, rich in detail and full of enthralling insights into the medieval world.
Category: History

Magna Carta

Author : John S. Wurts
ISBN : UVA:X000686770
Genre : Genealogy
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Magna Carta

Author : David Carpenter
ISBN : 9780141968469
Genre : History
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'David Carpenter deserves to replace Sir James Holt as the standard authority, and an unfailingly readable one too.' Ferdinand Mount, TLS 'An invaluable new commentary' Jill Leopore, New Yorker With a new commentary by David Carpenter "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land." Magna Carta, forced on King John in 1215 by rebellion, is one of the most famous documents in world history. It asserts a fundamental principle: that the ruler is subject to the law. Alongside a new text and translation of the Charter, David Carpenter's commentary draws on new discoveries to give an entirely fresh account of Magna Carta's text, origins, survival and enforcement, showing how it quickly gained a central place in English political life. It also uses Magna Carta as a lens through which to view thirteenth-century society, focusing on women and peasants as well as barons and knights. The book is a landmark in Magna Carta studies. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta's creation - an event which will be marked with exhibitions, commemorations and debates in all the countries over whose constitutions and legal assumptions the shadow of Magna Carta hangs.
Category: History

Magna Carta

Author : Katherine Fischer Drew
ISBN : 0313325901
Genre : History
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Magna Carta is the medieval touchstone charter of western liberties, brought about by contention among the English crown, nobility, church, and towns. Brief biographical sketches buttress thematic essays and key primary documents, including Magna Cartas themselves.
Category: History

Magna Carta Commemoration Essays

Author : Henry Elliot Malden
ISBN : 9781584774365
Genre : History
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Malden, Henry Elliot, Editor. Magna Carta Commemoration Essays. With a Preface by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Bryce. [London]: For the Royal Historical Society, 1917. xxxi, 310 pp. Reprint available November 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-436-3. Cloth. $80. * This collection of ten essays in honor of the 700th anniversary of Magna Carta was commissioned by the Royal Historical Society in 1915. Its contents include "Clause 39" by Sir Paul Vinogradoff, "Per Iudicum Parium Vel Per Legem Terrae" by F.M. Powicke, "Magna Carta and the Common Law" by Charles Howard McIlwain and "The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development" by H.D. Hazeltine.
Category: History

Magna Carta

Author : James Clarke Holt
ISBN : 0521277787
Genre : History
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An expanded edition of a classic study of the Magna Carta interprets the events of 1215 and the Charter itself in the context of the law, politics and administration of England and Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
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The Magna Carta

Author : Richard Barrington
ISBN : 9781508103332
Genre : Constitutional history
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Category: Constitutional history