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  • Via handwriting analysis, scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe

    09/04/2015 2:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Phys dot Org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Angela Becerra Vidergar
    Eight hundred years ago, one of the world's most important documents was born. Issued by King John of England in 1215, the Magna Carta ("Great Charter") acknowledged the rights of citizens and set restrictions on the power of the king. The Magna Carta has influenced the structures of modern democracies, including the writ of habeas corpus of the U.S. Constitution... According to Treharne, her research suggests the Salisbury Magna Carta was not just received and preserved at Salisbury, but that the Salisbury Magna Carta was written at Salisbury by one of the cathedral's own scribes. She recently co-published her findings...
  • King John and the Road to the Magna Carta

    07/06/2015 10:16:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | July 6, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Fascinating interview of Stephen Church by John Batchelor. Discussion of the political and military events which led to the Magna Carta and border divisions within the kingdoms of France.
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • Happy 800th Anniversary, Magna Carta!

    06/19/2015 11:09:07 AM PDT · by philly-d-kidder · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Jun 19, 2015 10:14 AM | BY JOANNA BOGLE
    LONDON — June 19 will mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta — the great charter of rights and freedoms drawn up by the Catholic Abbots of England’s Catholic monasteries and the feudal barons of the English counties and presented to King John to sign. Queen Elizabeth II will visit Runnymede on the Thames, where the signing took place, and various ceremonies and commemorative events are planned around the country for the occasion. But what most people perhaps do not recognize is the central role played by the ROMAN CATHOLIC Church in all of this.
  • King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta

    06/19/2015 11:22:45 AM PDT · by Sopater · 23 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | June 15, 2015 | James Bovard
    On this day 800 years ago, King John was compelled to sign the Magna Charta, formally accepting a limit to his prerogative to ravage everything in England. But the ink on his signature was barely dry before he brought in foreign forces and tried to wipe out the barons who had compelled him to sign the Charta. The English almost lost their newly-recognized rights within months of the signing because they were not sufficiently suspicious of the King. As David Hume noted in his magisterial History of England, The ravenous and barbarous mercenaries, incited by a cruel and enraged...
  • 800 Years of English Rule of Law

    06/17/2015 12:48:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 16, 2015 | Rand Simberg
    Yesterday was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede. The “Great Charter” (actually, its full name was Magna Carta Libertatum, or Great Charter of Liberty) was the first codification in English history of the principle that the power of government had limitations. I attended a mini-conference to commemorate it on Sunday night and yesterday morning. Hosted by the American Freedom Alliance, in Bellaire (near the UCLA campus), it was an intellectual feast, with talks and panels from historical scholars and law professors (including Amy Peikoff, an Objectivist atheist who declared Ted Cruz to be the...
  • New York Times Op-Ed: Stop Revering the Magna Carta

    06/15/2015 11:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/15/2015 | By TOM GINSBURG
    MAGNA CARTA, on which King John placed his seal 800 years ago today, is synonymous in the English-speaking world with fundamental rights and the rule of law. It’s been celebrated, and appropriated, by everyone from Tea Party members to Jay Z, who called his latest album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” But its fame rests on several myths. First, it wasn’t effective. In fact, it was a failure. John was a weak king who had squandered the royal fortune on a fruitless war with France. Continually raising taxes to pay for his European adventures, he provoked a revolt by his barons,...
  • The Scot named in the Magna Carta

    06/15/2015 10:50:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th June 2015 | Richard Oram
    'Among the 27 men named in the preamble to Magna Carta as King John of England's advisors and negotiators was Alan, lord of Galloway and constable of the Scottish king, Alexander II. How had this man, ruler of semi-independent Galloway, a senior officer in Alexander's kingdom and lord of Lauderdale and Cunninghame, come to exercise such influence in English politics?'
  • Magna Carta Copy Offered As Incentive For U.S. To Get Into World War II

    06/12/2015 11:38:02 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    Delaware Public Media ^ | June 11, 2015 | Editor
    Originally published on June 11, 2015 11:30 am Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: The Magna Carta has a big birthday coming up. That document, establishing the foundation of the modern judicial system, will turn 800 years old on Monday. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: At the British Library in London, an exhibition displays the Magna Carta alongside original copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Bill of Rights. Both of those documents were inspired by the Magna Carta. A couple of months ago, I visited the British Library for a story on the...
  • Happy 800th Birthday, Magna Carta!

    06/12/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    What sometimes seem like epic battles to reshape the world generally fade to irrelevance very quickly. To take just one recent example, 20 years ago the Justice Department was trying to break up Microsoft because the software giant was perceived as too powerful to be challenged by other firms. Today, of course, all the talk is of Google and Apple with Microsoft struggling to find a niche. Only a few events and documents -- like the American Declaration of Independence -- are worthy of celebrating even a century or two later. On Monday, June 15, the Magna Carta turns 800,...
  • Magna Carta 2.0

    06/10/2015 12:17:22 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here might be a workable way to look at academia: That which academics dismiss is probably worth exploring. “There is quite a list of academics who question the importance of the Magna Carta,” University of Chicago law professor Richard Helmholz pointed out in a lecture at the Cato Institute on June 4, 2015. “They dismiss it as baronial and backward looking, an immediate failure and talk about the myth of the Magna Carta.” “I don’t think that view is correct.” Certainly, the sections of the Magna Carta he supplied to accompany his talk hold up well in translation: • No...
  • Simon de Montfort: The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked

    01/20/2015 1:34:10 AM PST · by moose07 · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2015 | BBC,Luke Foddy.
    In June the world will celebrate 800 years since the issuing of Magna Carta. But 2015 is also the anniversary of another important, and far more radical, British milestone in democratic history, writes Luke Foddy. Almost exactly 750 years ago, an extraordinary parliament opened in Westminster. For the very first time, elected representatives from every county and major town in England were invited to parliament on behalf of their local communities. It was, in the words of one historian, "the House of Commons in embryo". The January Parliament, which first met on 20 January 1265, is one of the...
  • Just how important is Magna Carta 800 years on?

    01/03/2015 12:36:21 AM PST · by gasport · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 December 2014 | Nick Higham
    This year people in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and plenty of other nations will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The document will be lauded for establishing one vital principle.
  • Battle of Lewes: England's first fight for democracy? [ AD 1264 ]

    12/29/2014 1:11:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | Nick Tarver
    Did the Battle of Lewes, which saw King Henry III defeated 750 years ago, lead to England's first tentative steps towards representative democracy? As bloodied bodies littered the South Downs, the King hid in a priory. His father, King John, had been forced to sign Magna Carta by England's rebellious barons, now Henry had suffered even greater humiliation at their hands. His victor was Simon de Montfort, the French-born Earl of Leicester, who was fighting for the rights of England to be governed by the English. After the battle, where de Montfort's forces were outnumbered by two to one, he...
  • Magna Carta Remembered, Finally

    10/17/2014 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 16, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A venerable enumeration of the rights of man is barely taught anymore, resulting in record low recognition of same. “I went to see the Magna Carta when it was on display a few years ago,” British Conservative MP Daniel Hannan remembered in a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. “You can get right up to it: Nobody comes.” “When it was on display in New York City in 1939, 14 million people came to see it.” Hannan was the keynote dinner speaker at the Philadelphia Society’s regional meeting on Friday, October 10th. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was...
  • Burnt Magna Carta read for first time in 283 Years

    10/13/2014 11:52:17 AM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Fox News/Live Science ^ | 10.13.2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    More than 280 years after it was damaged in a fire, one of the original copies of the Magna Carta is legible again. Written in 1215, the Magna Carta required the king of England King John to cede absolute power. Today, the Magna Carta is seen as a first step toward constitutional law rather than the hereditary power of royalty. There were four copies of the document created at the time. One, held by the British Library, was badly damaged in a fire in 1731.
  • Magna Carta

    06/15/2014 8:49:29 AM PDT · by ZULU · 23 replies
    Magna Charta Plus ^ | June 15, 1015 | Unknown
    John, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justiciars, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his bailiffs and faithful subjects, greeting. Know that, having regard to God and for the salvation of our soul, and those of all our ancestors and heirs, and unto the honour of God and the advancement of the holy Church, and for the reform of our realm, by advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England and cardinal of...
  • Magna Carta Copy Arrives in Houston for Exhibit

    02/10/2014 3:28:28 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/10/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    OUSTON (AP) — It was care fit for a king: The yellowing parchment was fitted inside a custom-designed aluminum and steel case with monitors, then wrapped in specially made packaging. Once it was on the plane, a canon chancellor nervously tracked the flight as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean. That document, a rarely seen copy of the Magna Carta, had never before left England's shores and only once been outside its home in the Hereford Chapel near the Welsh border. Now, the famous charter, written nearly 800 years ago and considered one of the most important documents in the history...
  • Fixing the current crisis causing future one. How coming a financial tsunami can be stopped?

    05/14/2012 3:14:21 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 14th, 2012 | Dr Bailey, Dr Mirtchev
    Western states are no longer able to repay its debt. Overwhelmingly, the debt burden of a number of stakeholders is predicated on the existence of large-scale and long-term commitments that are at the core of the overall social contract prevalent in the Western world and beyond. The policy approaches employed thus far, whether ‘quantitative easing’ or ‘twisting’ have not helped lower the debt waters — indeed, they have made matters worse. Instead of ‘quantitative lowering’ of these waters, at least in the United States, private banks and corporations are using their excess liquidity to re-leverage at a feverish pace, thereby...
  • He’s the man with the wooden gun

    01/04/2012 5:01:05 PM PST · by Charlespg · 29 replies
    Mail online ^ | 4th January 2012 | Richard Hartley-parkinson
    A man used his DIY expertise to make his own gun using a fence post and a children's building set. Trevor Cracknell, 48, went to a neighbour's house in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and fired the gun which had a steel barrel encased inside a wooden casing. The mechanism was held together with nuts, bolts and metal strips from a Meccano-style toy set.