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Entries Categorized: Magna Carta (21)

 

 

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Absolute Rights of Englishmen

British Political and Social Thought: Common Law and the Absolute Rights of Englishmen Introduction to Absolute Rights of Englishmen In the 17th and 18th centuries some thinkers looked to England's legal history to justify a greater role for Parliament and rule by law rather than by royal [...]

Categories: A, Magna Carta, and su1. Tags: AB and History.



Criminal Justice under Henry II

Assizes of Clarendon and Northampton By his Assizes of Clarendon and Northampton, Henry II reserved important crimes for the exclusive consideration of his own judges either on circuit or at his court; and he demanded entry for these judges into all franchises for that purpose. In [...]

Categories: C, Criminal law, Magna Carta, Procedures, and su1. Tags: CR, Legal history, and Magna Carta.



Escheat

History of Escheat Escheat, it has been said, “signifies the return of an estate to a lord, either on failure of issue from the tenant or upon account of such tenant’s felony.” (R. Thomson, Magna Charta, p. 236). This lucid description conveys a good general conception of escheat; but it [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, E, Historical, Legislation, Magna Carta, and su1. Tags: Definition, ES, Legal history, and Magna Carta.



Magna Carta Commentaries and Treatises

Magna Carta: Commentaries and Treatises Introduction At the beginning of the twentieth century, Charles McIlwain observed that the new histories of the Magna Carta were portraying the charter as a “document of reaction” that could only fulfill its purported greatness “when men [were] no [...]

Categories: Constitutional Law, M, Magna Carta, and su1. Tags: Books, Long Read, MA, and Magna Carta.



Parliament History

Introduction to Parliament History Parliament is one of the oldest and most honored parts of the British government. Its name, from the French word parler (to talk), was given to meetings of the English king's council in the mid-13th century. Its immediate predecessor was the king's [...]

Categories: Magna Carta, P, and su1. Tags: PA and Parliament.



Primer Seisin

History of Primer Seisin Primer Seisin, which is usually regarded as a separate incident, and figures as such in Blackstone’s list, is perhaps better understood, not as an incident at all, but as a special procedure—effective and summary—whereby the Crown could enforce the four incidents [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Historical, Legislation, Magna Carta, P, and su1. Tags: Legal history, Magna Carta, and PR.



Scutage

Scutage before the Carta Magna Introduction The Crown did not always insist on personal service, but was frequently willing to accept a commutation in the form of a money payment. The subject of scutage is one of the most vexed of questions, all received opinions of yesterday having to–day [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Historical, Legislation, Magna Carta, S, and su1. Tags: Legal history, Long Read, Magna Carta, and SC.



Tudors

British Political and Social Thought: Division of Power Under the Tudors Introduction to Tudors In the 16th century the ruling Tudor monarchy increased the level of cooperation among royalty, local aristocrats, and wealthy merchants. Although the Tudors maintained their belief in the divine [...]

Categories: Magna Carta, su1, and T. Tags: History and TU.



Wardship

History of Wardship Wardships are described in the Dialogus de Scaccario as “escheats along with the heir” (escaeta cum herede).(Hughes’ edition, p. 133). This expression does not occur elsewhere, but it would be impossible to find any description of wardship which throws more light on [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Historical, Legislation, Magna Carta, su1, and W. Tags: Legal history, Magna Carta, and WA.