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II.25 - Magna Carta

from Thirteenth Century

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2024

Edited with Introduction and Notes by
Carolinne White
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
Catherine Conybeare
Affiliation:
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
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The Magna Carta is probably the most famous British document, composed in Latin in 1215 to record the agreement between king John and his barons regarding the king’s responsibilities and the rights of the people. Here several clauses are excerpted from the 1225 version published under king Henry III, with references given to the clauses in the 1215 version. These clauses relate to women’s incomes, the right to basic maintenance, standardisation of weights and measures, the problems caused by obstructions in rivers, each person’s right to a swift and fair trial, and freedom of movement for foreign traders.

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  • Magna Carta
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.027
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  • Magna Carta
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.027
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  • Magna Carta
  • Edited with Introduction and Notes by Carolinne White, University of Oxford
  • Preface by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Book: The Cambridge Anthology of British Medieval Latin
  • Online publication: 11 January 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316890738.027
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