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Magna Carta had laid the foundations for the development of parliament. Professor David Carpenter, lecture February 2015, ‘Magna Carta and the Mountford Parliament’
Magna Carta was the start of an irreversible process. Dr Robert Bartlett, Inside the Medieval Mind IV: Power, BBC 2008
1230: Henry III came to the throne at the age of 9. He has been king for 14 years. His powers are limited by a document signed by his father King John. It’s called the Magna Carta. Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty s1e2: Hatred
John was forced to agree to a series of concessions: Magna Carta. Dr Thomas Asbridge, The Greatest Knight: William the Marshal, BBC 2014
No constable or other royal official shall take corn or other movable goods from any man without immediate payment, unless the seller voluntarily offers postponement of this. Magna Carta Clause 28
No sheriff, royal official, or other person shall take horses or carts for transport from any free man, without his consent. Clause 30
In future no official shall place a man on trial upon his own unsupported statement, producing credible witnesses to the truth of it. Clause 38
No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any way harmed, nor will we go upon him nor will we send upon him, except by the legal judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. Clause 39
To none will we sell, to none deny or delay, right or justice. Clause 40
Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign. Edward Coke, Lords’ amendment to Petition of Right 17th May 1628
The great charter – Magna Carta. Its sixty-three clauses cover a wide range of royal concessions. The Strange Case of the Law I: The Story of English Justice: Laying Down the Law BBC 2012
Magna Carta would become a clarion call against overbearing government. ibid.
Where justice is concerned, the principles of Magna Carta are a reference to which we should always return to ensure that we are proceeding in the right direction. David Neuberger, president supreme court
As a symbol of the struggle against tyranny it will always retain its value. Danny Danziger & John Gillingham, authors 1215: The Year of Magna Carta
Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it. Winston Churchill
The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history. It is human history. It permeated the ancient life of early peoples. It blazed anew in the Middle Ages. It was written in Magna Charta. Franklin D Roosevelt
This is the last journey of King John – the Magna Carta king. Ben Robinson, The Last Journey of the Magna Carta King, BBC 2015
It would lead to the invasion of England, the country ripped apart by civil war, and the king dead. ibid.
Relations between a state and its people can easily break down ... 800 years ago in England one such crisis – local, limited, particular ... a sort of blueprint ... It’s become a working constitution. David Starkey’s Magna Carta, BBC 2015
King John certainly knew how to abuse power. ibid.
The King would issue Magna Carta, and the barons would swear fealty in return. ibid.
But to praise John for being a royal filing clerk … a sign not of strength but of weakness. Monarchy by David Starkey s1e4: Dynasty
The barons who had come fully armed presented their demands and King John, reluctantly and all ready in bad faith, granted what they wished. The agreement became known as Magna Carta. ibid.
A piece of parchment written by a medieval scribe, an agreement written in a long dead language between two warring parties, it is a legendary documentary of near mystical significance with the power to change lives and shape human events. They call it simply Magna Carta. Magna Carta Revealed: People vs The Crown aka Secrets of the Magna Carta, Channel 5 2020
‘For generation after generation we have paid in blood for the freedoms that were first won in Magna Carta.’ ibid. historian
$19m: word for word this is the most expensive document in the world, the most valuable piece of paper in human history. ibid.
By the time of Robin Hood the English are fed up with the ruthless exploitation. But there’s worst to come when in 1199 Richard the Lionheart is succeeded by his brother King John. ibid.
The Barons forced King John to agree to limit his own power. Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History 3/8: The Norman Yoke, BBC 2012