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  Magna Carta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the long historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today.
Magna Carta was renewed throughout the Middle Ages, and further during the Tudor and Stuart periods, and the 17th and 18th centuries.
The myth of Magna Carta was still continuing into the Eighteenth Century; in 1700 Samuel Johnson talked of Magna Carta being “born with a grey beard” referring to the belief that the liberties set out in The Charter harked back to the Golden Age and the time immemorial.
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 Magna Carta - LoveToKnow 1911
It should be noticed that trial by one's peers, as understood in Magna Carta, is not confined to the nobility; in every class of society an accused man is punished in accordance with the verdict of his peers, or equals.
Magna Carta is an elaboration of the accession charter of Henry I., and is based upon the Articles of the Barons.
For instance, the provisions in Magna Carta concerning the freedom of the church find no place in the Articles, while a comparison between the two documents suggests that in other ways also influences favourable to the church and the clergy were at work while the famous charter was being framed.
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 Magna Carta - MSN Encarta
Magna Carta (Latin, “Great Charter”), document sealed by King John of England on June 15, 1215, in which he made a series of promises to his subjects that he would govern England and deal with his vassals according to the customs of feudal law (see Feudalism).
The Magna Carta was the result of these discussions, and John agreed to it in 1215 at Runnymede, a meadow near Windsor.
The pope agreed and nullified the Magna Carta.
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Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") is the fundamental English charter, which limited the power of King John.
Magna Carta guaranteed English political liberties and contained clauses providing for a church free from domination by the monarchy, reforming law and justice, and controlling the behavior of royal officials.
Magna Carta was not considered a particularly important document during the medieval period during which the English crown power grew.
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 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Magna Carta is in this sense a myth -- a timeless symbol that has been created by extracting the document from its original context, and made to serve purposes that its authors never had in mind.
Magna Carta was saved from obscurity by a political accident that made it convenient for it to be reissued.
Magna Carta was, on that date, a general confirmation of liberties that the barons wanted or believed that they had possessed in the past.
www.the-orb.net /textbooks/muhlberger/magna_carta.html   (2947 words)

  
 Magna Carta Place
Magna Carta was not born of a revolution.
After John's death in 1216, Magna Carta was reissued by the Regents of the infant Henry 111 in 1216 and again in 1217.
Magna Carta, whether as common law or statute, entered the law of the land and, as part of the law of England from that time forward, became part of the law of all those Imperial colonies and possessions to which English law was carried.
www.magnacharta.com /articles/magna.htm   (954 words)

  
 Magna Carta (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magna Carta was originally formed in London in 10 May 1969 by Chris Simpson (guitar, vocals), Lyell Tranter (guitar, vocals) and Glen Stuart (vocals).
In 2002 a 320 page book The Complete Works of Magna Carta was released, with all song lyrics, an album index and more than 50 pages of album notes and photographs.
In 2006 Magna Carta are still 'alive and kicking', mainly touring in Europe, often accompanied by Matthijs van Barnhoorn, a young Dutch violin and mandolin player.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Magna_Carta_(band)   (853 words)

  
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The Magna Carta was signed in June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John.
The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents of Medieval England.
Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop a king - in this case John - abusing his power with the people of England suffering.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /magnacarta.htm   (724 words)

  
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More important was the way in which Magna Carta embodied the ideas that the government was expected to abide by certain standards and that justice is not substantively defined but also defined by the adherence to rigid rules.
Finally, since Magna Carta also embodies the way in which the development of individual freedom was tied up with the growth of state power, one should perceive likewise that state power is essential to individual liberty, without diminishing the modern perspective that overwhelming state power often threatens individual liberty.
Husbands did homage for the inheritance of the wife "for the wife": the law began to consider that the land was actually the wife's regardless of the homage, so that it would go down to her heirs if they were different from his.
vi.uh.edu /pages/bob/elhone/Magna.html   (3830 words)

  
 The Story of King John and Magna Carta
According to Magna Carta, "lawful judgment" could only be made by judges ruled by "the law of the land," or by one's peers in a trial by combat.
Magna Carta, carrying with it the idea of "the rule of law," was reconfirmed a number of times over the next 80 years, becoming a foundation of English law.
Magna Carta is the greatest statement for liberty written in the English language.
www.crf-usa.org /Foundation_docs/Foundation_lesson_magna.html   (2467 words)

  
 War, Tax Revolt & Magna Carta
The Magna Carta he signed in 1225 is the one that successfully imposed limits on royal power, at least for a while.
Although Magna Carta was a remarkable achievement, it wasn’t the first time a king had conceded limits on his power.
He called Magna Carta a "shameful and demeaning agreement, forced upon the king by violence and fear...we utterly reject and condemn this settlement, and under threat of excommunication order that the king not dare to observe it nor the barons require it to be observed.
www.libertystory.net /LSUNFORGETWARTAXESMAGNACARTA.htm   (3031 words)

  
 Featured Document: The Magna Carta
This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it.
Magna Carta is a charter of ancient liberties guaranteed by a king to his subjects; the Constitution of the United States is the establishment of a government by and for "We the People."
The Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I in 1297 is presented courtesy of the Perot Foundation.
www.archives.gov /exhibits/featured_documents/magna_carta   (440 words)

  
 RPGFan Previews - Magna Carta
In development for several years, Magna Carta is a flamboyantly beautiful, anime-styled 3D RPG for Microsoft Windows.
Unfortunately, Magna Carta promises to hoard system resources and the advertised minimum PC requirements may not be sufficient to experience the beauty the developers may have intended.
Magna Carta promises to emulate the simplicity of console control, despite being playable via mouse and keyboard, with a classic RPG GUI and intuitive layout.
www.rpgfan.com /previews/magna_carta/magna_carta.html   (577 words)

  
 Magna Carta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history of the evolution of the Magna Carta in Anglo\Norman England has been shrouded by romance but it is often referred with sufficient vagueness as a sort of " statement of human rights", "freedom", "liberties" and "equality" document, or a constitutional forerunner, representative of the freedom from oppression of the 'the common people'.
The excommunicated and abrogated Magna Carta was history, and the status quo with the church, whatever that amounted to, would remain for another 150 years until the advent of Henry VIII, the dissolution of the monasteries and the Reformation.
On the one hand, we can say that the Magna Carta was an appeasement to a ransom by an uneasy family compact of Anglo/Norman robber barons, who didn't succeed in their grand scheme(or, perhaps, the grand scheme of the King of France hatched almost a year before the Magna Carta).
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 Magna Carta. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The fact that many of the early interpretations of its provisions were based upon bad historical scholarship or false reasoning, however, does not vitiate the importance of the Magna Carta in the development of the British constitution.
These ideas persisted until the 19th cent., when certain scholars came to maintain that the Magna Carta was a completely reactionary, not a progressive, document—that it was merely a guarantee of feudal rights.
It is generally recognized now, however, that the charter definitely did show the viability of opposition to excessive use of royal power and that this constitutes its chief significance.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/MagnaCar.html   (752 words)

  
 The National Archives | Research, education & online exhibitions | Treasures from The National Archives | Magna ...
Magna Carta was not a medieval bill of rights for the king's subjects.
During one such crisis in 1297, Magna Carta was formally recognised as the law.
The continuing symbolic significance of Magna Carta was shown when the universal Declaration of Human Rights was presented to the United Nations in 1948 as a 'Magna Carta for the future'.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /museum/item.asp?item_id=3   (358 words)

  
 MAGNA CARTA
Like the Articles, of which it is a close copy, Magna Carta itself is a very practical document, but composed in rather a huryy and not arranged in a very orderly way.
John did not keep his promises, and Magna Carta failed to achieve its purpose at the time because the barons quarrelled among themselves.
It was Magna Carta which inspired Englishmen to struggle successfully for what it called constitutional government; that is, government according to law.
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 Magna Carta Intro: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Magna Carta, or "great charter," is the charter of English liberties granted by King John (r.
It is a part of the written and unwritten constitution that still governs England, and the liberties it grants have made their way into the laws of many other countries.
Magna Carta is the first modern statement of the idea that a ruler is bound by the rule of law.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Magna Carta
The Magna Carta has long been considered by the English-speaking peoples as the earliest of the great constitutional documents which give the history of England so unique a character; it has even been spoken of by some great authorities as the "foundation of our liberties".
The clauses or chapters of the Magna Carta are not arranged on any logical plan, and a number of systems of classification have been suggested, but without attempting to summarize a document so complex, it may be sufficient here to point out the general character of the liberties which it guaranteed.
Two chief criticisms have been brought against the Magna Carta, that of being behind the times, reactionary, and that of being concerned almost entirely with the "selfish" interests of the baronage.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09531a.htm   (1972 words)

  
 Magna Carta
1960); H. Magna Carta: Revisions and Reinterpretations - Revisions and Reinterpretations As an actual instrument of government the charter was, at first, a...
Magna Carta: The Original Charter - The Original Charter The original charter, in Latin, is a relatively brief and somewhat vague...
Magna Carta: The Reasons for Its Granting - The Reasons for Its Granting Charters of liberties had previously been granted by Henry I, Stephen,...
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 The Text of Magna Carta
As might be expected, the text of the Magna Carta of 1215 bears many traces of haste, and is clearly the product of much bargaining and many hands.
About two-thirds of the clauses of the Magna Carta of 1215 are concerned with matters such as these, and with the misuse of their powers by royal officials.
The clauses that deal with the royal forests (§§ 44, 47, 48), over which the king had special powers and jurisdiction, reflect the disquiet and anxieties that had arisen on account of a longstanding royal tendency to extend the forest boundaries, to the detriment of the holders of the lands affected.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/magnacarta.html   (4075 words)

  
 Magna Carta: The Story so Far
He replaced Magna's original Lyell Tranter, and they went on to record In Concert at the Concertegbouw, Amsterdam, beginning their lifelong love affair with Holland and around this time they performed 'Seasons' in the Royal Albert Hall conducted by John Dankworth and backed by the Royal Philharmonic.
At the time Magna Carta was a band of five and in the prevailing musical and economic climate Simpson saw the writing on the wall.
Re-releases of Magna classics were selling well on CD and compilations of their material surfaced all over the world.
www.magnac.com /articles/longhistory.shtml   (2186 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Magna Carta: Books: J. C. Holt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a fully revised and extended edition of Sir James Holt's classic study of Magna Carta, the Great Charter, which sets 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.
Many Magna Carta scholars, including A. Dick Howard and Ralph V. Turner, rate this book as THE definitive work on the historical background and events leading up to the Great Charter, as well as its immediate consequences.
Holt's Magna Carta is an interesting study of the politics behind the formation of Magna Carta.
www.amazon.com /Magna-Carta-J-C-Holt/dp/0521277787   (1074 words)

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