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Transformation: The Making of the Community of the Realm, 1189–1227

J. R. Maddicott

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter analyses the transformation in the functions and working of national assemblies which took place between Richard I's accession in 1189 and the end of Henry III's minority in 1227. That ... More


The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


Magna Carta and the Common Law

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Earlier chapters considered many issues to which later periods would refer as ‘Constitutional Law’, for example the relationship of king to legislation. Others, such as the composition of the ... More


Magna Carta and the Hidden Wiring of the Common Law

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues for the enduring influence of Magna Carta and its contributions to the development of the common law. Magna Carta’s genius lies in its malleability—it has been added to, ... More


Rights over Fisheries and Fish

Anthony Scott

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter follows fishing rights from primitive monopolies to rights granted over medieval sea-fisheries to fishery regulation to property-like licensing. Most medieval rights were for fresh-water ... More


Magna Carta and the Judges: Realizing the Vision

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter demonstrates Magna Carta’s groundbreaking perspectives on the role of judges and the legal system. Many of the concepts in Magna Carta are still relevant to this day, particularly in ... More


The Judicial Systems of France and England

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Frederick I's Reichslandfriede, the French kings' établissements (stabilimenta, statutes) and the ‘assizes’ of Henry II in England provided new procedures for the peaceful settlement of landholding ... More


The Law of the Exchequer and the Custom of the Realm

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1215 the King's opponents reviewed every important feature of royal policy and attempted to set limitations to his freedom of action. They did not see themselves as attacking or suppressing some ... More


Introduction

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the rebellion of the northern lords against King John. The rebellion that King John faced was thus quite novel. It was the first of a long line that ... More


The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

J. C. Holt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Magna Carta, imposed on King John by his barons in 1215, is widely regarded as the foundation of the British constitution. This book studies the origins of the rebellion that culminated in the ... More


Epilogue

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Once John had gone and the war had ended, the lines of political division altered. The Charter was quickly reissued, in a more limited form. Very soon ex-rebels and the native loyalists were working ... More


The Free-born Subject’s Inheritance

Hannah Weiss Muller

in Subjects and Sovereign: Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465810
eISBN:
9780190465841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465810.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 2 demonstrates that subjecthood attracted considerable attention from subjects themselves. Indeed, both official and unofficial declarations of rights from the seventeenth and eighteenth ... More


The Exile’s Tale: Stephen Langton and the Road to Magna Carta

Richard Huscroft

in Tales From the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300187250
eISBN:
9780300187281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187250.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the tale of Stephen Langton, which involves whispered plotting, sworn alliances, and the depiction of a resolute leader bent on reforming the realm with the support of a group ... More


The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Anthony Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book reacts to an economic literature which relies on theory to explain property rights. To correct this truistic approach the book traces the actual evolution by examining when, where, and how ... More


Justifying the Montfortian Regime

S. T. Ambler

in Bishops in the Political Community of England, 1213-1272

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198754022
eISBN:
9780191815751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754022.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines how the Montfortians constructed their case in support of their regime. In arguments put to Louis IX of France at Amiens at the turn of 1264, the Montfortians sought to align ... More


‘A More Public Scene’ (1758–61)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Despite his unopposed election to the Vinerian chair, and an acclaimed inaugural lecture on The Study of the Law, Professor Blackstone's standing in the university, even his own All Souls College, ... More


The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

J. R. Maddicott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book describes the evolution of the English parliament from its earliest origins in the late Anglo‐Saxon period. Starting with the national assemblies which began to meet in the reign of King ... More


Historical Overview

Michael Tugendhat

in Liberty Intact: Human Rights in English Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198790990
eISBN:
9780191833403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790990.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The American and French Declarations, the UDHR, and the ECHR all reflect English law. The UK in adhering to them to bind other countries to rights, not to reform British law. UDHR rights are against ... More


The Northern Knights

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The knights were divided in the 1215 rebellion and their support was sought both by the King and the rebel barons. A superficial glance at the Magna Carta might suggest that most of them were staunch ... More


Episcopal Unity and Royal Power

S. T. Ambler

in Bishops in the Political Community of England, 1213-1272

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198754022
eISBN:
9780191815751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754022.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes how English prelates met regularly during the thirteenth century in response to papal, legatine, and archiepiscopal summonses, as well to consider the king’s requests for ... More


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