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 ancient archbishops aristocracy assent authority bailiffs BILL OF RIGHTS bishops boroughs cause Chapter of John's compurgators confirmed County Court criminal crown debt declared and enacted disseised divers Earl elected England five-and-twenty barons franchise free customs freeholders freeman granted grievances habeas corpus Hallam hath heirs Henry Henry III hereditary holden House of Commons House of Lords imprisoned John John's Charter judgment jurors justice justiciary King Edward king's kingdom knights land laws and statutes lords spiritual lower orders Magna Charta Majesties middle classes ministers nation Norman oath offence officers original peerage peers persons Petition of Right political prerogative present prince principles privy council punishment realm redress Reform Bill rights and liberties royal Saxon scutage sheriffs shire sovereign spiritual and temporal Star-Chamber subjects summoned tallage tenements thereof things tion towns Trial by Jury trial by ordeal unto villein vote 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 42 - 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 43 - ... 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 42 - 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 41 - 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 41 - 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 44 - ... 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,...