“No Freeman shall be captured or imprisoned or deisseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go against him or send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land”.
“Even all the other clauses taken as a totality – although a lot of them are about feudal right and privileges and redundant now – they were all establishing that the king wasn’t above the law and that he had had to govern within the law. That’s really important.”
Arrangements are already being made to celebrate the charter’s 800th anniversary in 2015.
- Magna Bloody Carta (jdgarner68.wordpress.com)