History

Magna Carta

Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

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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

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 67

View: 896

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 286

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In this book top scholars analyse the historic and contemporary influence of Magna Carta, challenging its common myths.
Law

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

Author: Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine Baron Irvine of Lairg

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 378

View: 576

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:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 357

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.
History

Glory and B*llocks

Author: Colin Brown

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 419

Did the longbow secure victory at Agincourt or are the English just better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she delivered one of the most inspiring speeches in all history? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Was the vote to leave the European Union Britain’s modern Peasants’ Revolt? Colin Brown travels to the sites of some of the most significant events in British history to skewer inaccuracies embedded in popular parlance and reveal the truth behind the stories that make Britain great.
Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Author: William Finley Swindler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Magna Carta

Page: 379

View: 820

Chronicles the events which led to the creation of the Magna Carta and the influence of this document on all subsequent laws in England as well as on the American Constitution. Includes the original text.
Great Britain

The Medieval Legacy

Author: Edward Frank Lincoln

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 960

Political Science

The road from Runnymede

Author: A. E. Dick Howard

Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 533

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