History

Magna Carta

The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781858845

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9339

On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.
History

The Washingtons: A Family History

Volume 3: Royal Descents of the Presidential Branch

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 1940669286

Category: History

Page: 67

View: 4527

This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the authorÍs multi-volume family history of the ñPresidential Branchî of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. The Royal Descents traces the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this ñPresidential Branchî back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe, including the Plantagenet dynasty, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne. ADVANCE PRAISE for The Washingtons: A Family History ñI am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. GlennÍs The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.î John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person ñDecades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail„many of them Confederates of interest and importance.î Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
Law

Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy

Author: Robert Hazell,James Melton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352706

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3769

Magna Carta is celebrated around the world as a symbol of limited government and constitutionalism. But in 1215 Magna Carta was a failure, abrogated within months. Why then do we celebrate this piece of parchment? To mark the 800th anniversary this book brings together top scholars from the UK, US and Australia to answer this question and analyse Magna Carta's historic and contemporary influence. Using a political science framework, Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy draws from scholarship on influence and constitutional design to explain how parchment can contain executive power. Individual chapters on Britain discuss such topics as socioeconomic rights in Magna Carta; Magna Carta and the British constitution; and public understanding of the charter. Internationally focused chapters look at Magna Carta and jury trial in America, slavery in the Caribbean, court delays in the Pacific, the proportionality principle, and judicial supremacy.
History

Magna Carta

Author: Ralph Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873947

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 5790

This new history is the first to tell the story of Magna Carta ‘through the ages’. No other general work traces its continuing importance in England’s political consciousness. Many books have examined the circumstances surrounding King John’s grant of Magna Carta in 1215. Very few trace the Charter’s legacy to subsequent centuries and even fewer look at the fate of the physical document. Turner also underlines its great influence outside the United Kingdom, especially in North America. Today, the Charter enjoys greater prestige in the United States, the land of lawyers, than in Britain. U.S. citizens claim Magna Carta as a source of their liberties, guaranteeing ‘due process of law’ and condemning ‘executive privilege’.
Law

Human Rights, Constitutional Law and the Development of the English Legal System

Selected Essays

Author: Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine Baron Irvine of Lairg,Derry Irvine

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841134112

Category: Law

Page: 378

View: 2329

This is a selection of Lord Irvine's major lectures and articles since 1995. It surveys the constitutional revolution that has taken place in Britain since the Labour Government came to power in 1997, taking in devolution and House of Lords reform, but with a particular focus on human rights. Lord Irvine also considers the development and practice of public and administrative law, and the constitutional role of the British judiciary and the Lord Chancellor within the separation of powers. Alongside forays into criminal, commercial, and medical law, the collection also embraces an international perspective, with essays on the influence in Britain of European law; comparative analyses of key aspects of English, American and French jurisprudence; and a discussion of the continuing relevance of Magna Carta in Britain and Australia.
History

Every Place Has a History

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406272817

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 9002

How do we find out about the history of a place? Using familiar examples, this book will help you to discover their tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, encourages you to explore connections and context, and guides you to the best places to find evidence.
Constitutional history

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 9795

History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Author: Abiola Irele,Biodun Jeyifo

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195334736

Category: History

Page: 988

View: 9950

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.
Great Britain

The Medieval Legacy

Author: Edward Frank Lincoln

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 5932

Fiction

Der scharlachrote Löwe

Historischer Roman

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641162351

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4093

Die Loyalität und der Heldenmut des jungen englischen Ritters William Marshal wurden mit dem Herz von Isabelle de Clare, der Erbin begüterter Ländereien belohnt. In England endet mit dem Tod von Richard Löwenherz die Zeit der Stabilität. Widerstand regt sich in den Domänen, als John, Richards schwacher, aber machtgieriger Bruder, König wird. Um einen offenen Konflikt zu vermeiden, ziehen sich die Liebenden nach Irland zurück. John jedoch will deren Gefolgschaft erzwingen und nimmt Isabellas Ländereien und die Kinder als Pfand. Soll William dem begangenen Unrecht trotzen? Eine schwerwiegende Entscheidung, denn das Wohl seiner Familie steht auf dem Spiel ...
Law

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5502

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Law

English law before Magna Carta

Author: Stefan Jurasinski,Lisi Oliver,Andrew Rabin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004187561

Category: Law

Page: 329

View: 8009

This volume marks the centenary of Liebermann’s Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) by bringing together essays by scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann’s legacy, but also major issues in the study of early law.