The Textbook of the Constitution: Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, and the Bill of Rights
This 19th-century British political science textbook contains the text of the Magna Charta, the Petition of Right and the English Bill of Rights, three documents that inspired the writing of the United States Bill of Rights in 1789.
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The Textbook of the Constitution: Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, and ...
Edward Shepherd Creasy
No preview available - 2013
Abbot according aforesaid aids ancient appeal authority barons became Bill bishops body boroughs called cause Chapter of John's Charter chief claim committed Commons confirmed consent constitutional continued council court criminal crown customs death determined Earl Edward effect elected enacted England English established execution exercise existence expressed freeholders freeman give given granted heirs Henry hold House House of Commons important imprisoned influence institutions John John's Charter judgment justice King king's kingdom knights land liberties limited lords Magna Charta Majesties manner matters means measure middle classes ministers nature never Norman oath observed obtained officers original parliament party passed peers persons Petition political possess present principles realm reason Reform reign representatives respecting royal sheriffs sovereign statute subjects summoned taken temporal term things towns Trial by Jury writ
Page 23 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 44 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Page 45 - ... to be to the heirs of the body of the said Princess ; and for default of such issue, to the Princess Anne of Denmark and the heirs of her body ; and for default of such issue, to the heirs of the body of the said Prince of Orange.
Page 38 - Nevertheless, against the tenor of the said statutes, and other, the good laws and statutes of your realm to that end provided, divers of your subjects have of late been imprisoned without any cause...
Page 44 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Page 43 - By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative, for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament.
Page 43 - By causing several good subjects, being Protestants, to be disarmed, at the same time when Papists were both armed and employed contrary to law; 7.
Page 46 - ... or any part of the same, or to have, use, or exercise any regal power, authority, or jurisdiction within the same ; and in all and every such case or cases the people of these realms shall be, and are hereby absolved of their allegiance ; and the said crown and government shall from time to time descend to, and be enjoyed by such person or persons, being Protestants, as should have inherited and enjoyed the same, in case the said person or persons so reconciled, holding communion, or professing,...