Magna Carta Uncovered 2014

Magna Carta Uncovered 2014
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Magna Carta Uncovered 2014 by Anthony Arlidge, Igor Judge, published by Hart Publishing

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2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the grant at Runnymede of Magna Carta. The story of how Magna Carta came into being ,and has been interpreted since, and its impact on individual rights and constitutional developments has more twists and turns than any soap opera.

The authors bring their legal experience and interpretative skills to uncover the original meaning of the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta and to trace their development in later centuries up to the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. By providing that the powers of the King were not unlimited, the Charter was groundbreaking, yet it was also a conservative document, following the form of Anglo-Saxon charters and seeking to return government to the ways of the Norman kings.

This book tells the enthralling, ultimately inspirational, story of Magna Carta in a concise and readable fashion and will captivate laymen and lawyers alike.

Contents:

Acknowledgements

The Authors

Timeline


Introduction

1. Who Made Magna Carta?

2. William Marshal

3. What Was Magna Carta?

4. Religion

5. Rebellion

6. Freemen

7. Law and Order

8. Trial by Peers – Clauses 39 and 40

9. Taxes

10. The King Under the Law

11. London and Other Cities

12. Commerce

13. Robin Hood and the Royal Forests

14. Wales and Scotland

15. The Charter Restored

16. Towards Democracy

17. Due Process

18. The Charter Survives

19. The Rule of Law

20. ‘Reason of State’

21. Ship Money

22. Independence of the Jury and the Right to Silence

23. Towards an Independent Judiciary

24. The Bill of Rights

25. Rebellion in America Epilogue


Appendix A: Sources

Appendix B: The Rebel Barons

Appendix C: Translation of Magna Carta 1215

Appendix D: Petition of Right 1628

Appendix E: Bill of Rights 1689

Appendix F: Bill of Rights 1789 (United States)

Bibliography

Index