Magna Carta

Magna Carta In His 1941 Inaugural Address, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Asserted That The Democratic Aspiration Is No Mere Recent Phase In Human History It Was Written In Magna Carta In 1215, Confronted By Forty Rebellious Barons, King John Of England Affixed His Seal To Magna Carta, Thereby Avoiding Civil War Though Much Of The Original Text Has Been Superseded By Modern Day Law, Many Of The Principles Expressed In Magna Carta Still Resonate Clearly No Free Man Shall Be Seized Or Imprisoned, Or Stripped Of His Rights Or Possessions, Or Outlawed Or Exiled Except By The Lawful Judgment Of His Equals Or By The Law Of The Land To No One Will We Sell, To No One Deny Or Delay Justice The British Library Is Proud To Present Magna Carta Law, Liberty, Legacy In Commemoration Of The Eight Hundredth Anniversary Of Magna Carta Documenting A Once In A Lifetime Exhibition At The British Library, And Drawing On The Library S Rich Historical Collections Including Two Original Copies Of Magna Carta From 1215 This Catalog Brings To Life The History Of This Globally Important Document, Taking The Reader On A Journey From The Charter S Medieval Origins Through To Its Contemporary Significance And Enduring Symbolic Power Magna Carta Features Treasured Artifacts Inspired By The Charter S Rich Legacy, Including Thomas Jefferson S Handwritten Draft Of The Declaration Of Independence And An Original Copy Of The Bill Of Rights. Feel unfortunate that I could not be in London for the 800th anniversary of the 1215 Magna Carta This book is definately a great second prize as it displays most of the exhibits in wonderful color I m a fan of the format of the book, which consists of essays interrupted by beautiful photographs of the exhibitions and accompanying descriptions The content of the essays are thought provoking, instead of following empty slogans and historical tropes, they bring a critical eye towards what the magna carta actually said and what it did not The book excellently describes the history of the magna carta, and the evolution in its interpretation Interesting to note is that the book s main thesis is that the magna carta of 1215, was a political gap stop that failed and would have only applied to around 10% of the population at the time The importance, the book claims, of the magna carta is the interpretations of the magna carta by later lawyers,
Lavishly produced, nicely laid out and a very good introduction to the Magna Carta

[PDF] Magna Carta  By Claire Breay – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Magna Carta
  • Claire Breay
  • 11 January 2018
  • 9780712357647