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Magna Carta

, Magna Charta
English history the charter granted by King John at Runnymede in 1215, recognizing the rights and privileges of the barons, church, and freemen
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Magna Charta

symbol of British liberty. [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
See: Freedom

Magna Charta

beginning of British democratic system (1215). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
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Coke provides the gloss: 'neither the king, nor any of his baylies, or ministers, shall take the wood of any other'-'nec alii boscum'-'for the kings castles, or other necessaries to be done, but by the license of him whose wood it is' (Coke on Magna Charta, 35).
The Magna Charta was to be more fully realized in a new democratic order facilitated by the 1867 Reform Act and extended, no less, to the rights of women, as voters and free citizens, though its style and rhetoric were overwhelmingly masculinist in the breast-beating patriotic mode.
We have some 300 small beer mats from England and Europe, the Magna Charta (Jean is from Northern England), and some old holiday greeting cards from friends and family stapled to the walls.
The text is liberally sprinkled with quotations -- from Confucius, Magna Charta, Samuel Butler and on to Paul Valery ("Science means simply the aggregate of the recipes that are always successful.
Britain did not previously have a written summary of citizen's rights but instead had rights established in a variety of charters and laws, dating back to the Magna Charta of 1215 and the Bill of Rights of 1689.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Ein Brief (1902), which has become the 'poetische Magna Charta der deutschen Literatur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts' (p.
But Lord Coke, that great luminary of the law, in his comment upon a similar clause, in Magna Charta, interprets the law of the land to mean presentment and indictment, and process of outlawry, as contradistinguished from trial by jury.
In effect, the king who had prorogued Parliament four times in his short reign, once for a stretch of eleven years, was now attempting to disenfranchise Parliament, to move the seat of government out of London, and to claim, contrary to Magna Charta, that English sovereignty resided not in the "king-in-parliament" but, if necessary, in a king without or at war with Parliament.
concludes that RM, by confirming important aspects of mission of the past generation while pointing to the Church's future in mission, has rightly been called "the Magna Charta of mission for the third millennium" (p.
It contained the text of the Magna Charta and other English statutes on freedom and property.
It looks out over Greece's House of Parliament (the former Royal Palace) and Constitution Square--so named when Otto, the German-turned-Greek-king, was forced, like King John of Magna Charta fame, to guarantee a few liberties in writing.
or Magna Charta, 1215) The " Great Charter " of England.