The Great Charter

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

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Middlesbrough will host The Great Charter JOHN ATTLE
In the run-up to the 800th anniversary, composer Timothy Craig Harrison and librettist Paul Hodgson have been labouring over The Great Charter, an ambitious community opera that will unite religious communities and many different voices.
In a 1225 rewrite of the Great Charter, it states "No freeman shall be arrested, or imprisoned, or deprived of his freehold, or his liberties, or free customs, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, nor will we (the king) pass upon him, nor condemn him, unless by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
It is now the theme of The Great Charter, a new community opera created by North Yorkshire-based composer Timothy Craig Harrison and librettist Paul Hodgson, which will be performed at both Durham and Middlesbrough cathedrals.
The Local Government Association is currently doing its best to link its own devolution struggles with an over-powerful central government to those of the 13th century rebel barons with their tyrannical but cash-strapped King - and with some justification, for there's considerably more in the Great Charter pertaining to local government than is sometimes recognised.
Composer Timothy Craig Harrison and librettist Paul Hodgson have created The Great Charter, an opera spread across two periods in time - that of King John and a futuristic period.
King John agreed, binding himself and his heirs to grant "to all freemen of our kingdom" the rights and liberties described in the great charter, or Magna Carta.
This year is the 35th anniversary of the great charter of life and love called "Humanae vitae.
Holt also wrote the best book on the Great Charter of 1215, and has now produced a second edition of Magna Carta.
Instead, on America's most influential chat show, he fluffed his answers on British history - thinking Edward Elgar wrote Rule Britannia (only 150 years out of date) and not knowing that Magna Carta meant the Great Charter.
Our laws lie in 1688 Bill of Rights, Act of Settlement 1703 and the Magna Carta - The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest 1297 and remain on our statutes.
She must therefore know that the common law she often refers to, has evolved in the past by the placing of King John of England and Ireland's seal upon Magna Carta, the great charter awarded to the barons and the landowners to alleviate extortion by the monarch.
He did not clearly see that a bishop's ring is a symbol not only of his marriage to the Church, but to Her Magisterium taught with the authority of Christ, as was the great charter of life and love called Humanae vitae.
jo&co's Magna Carta takes its name from the Great Charter, signed in 1215 by King John of England -- the model for both the English and United States Constitutions.
In this battle, the great charter of the pro-life cause is Evangelium vitae.