Magna Charta

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the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215

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But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.
Of the latter commodity he had always a grim little heap, on which lay a little wooden measure which had no discernible inside, and was considered to represent the penn'orth appointed by Magna Charta.
Expressly stipulated in Magna Charta, sir,' said Mr.
They had not Magna Charta In ver l'estate, Queen of Akragas Resistant, Templum aedificavit Segesta (Cantos, 771-2)
Bastian Baumann, the former head of Europe's respected higher education body the Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values, believes academics worldwide would be "astonished" to learn of the Welsh Government's intentions.
That was the topic for discussion at the annual signing of the Magna Charta Universitatum at the mother of universities, the University of Bologna, earlier this year.
Largely ignored or disdained by the middle classes and the more respectable press, the Tichbornites under Keneally were incorporated into quasi-party form in the Magna Charta Association, served by the Englishman, Keneally's own weekly newspaper.
The Ministry of Education and the Tetovo State University (DUT) are silent regarding threats of the Magna Charta Observatory for throwing out DUT from the Bologna process.
He supervised the drafting of the Magna Charta and commissioned Robert Fitzwalter as the Marshall of the Army of God and Holy Church, and together they met King John at Runnymeade and forced him to sign the Magna Charta, which guaranteed the ancient God-given rights of Englishmen.