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Magna Carta

Magna Carta

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Return to the Introduction toMagna Cartaand the detailedTable of Contents.
EDITION USED
Magna Carta: A Commentary on the Great Charter of King John, with an Historical Introduction,
 by William Sharp McKechnie (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1914).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION. 
FROM PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION. 
HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION 
PART I. 
EVENTS LEADING TO MAGNA CARTA. 
I. WILLIAM I. TO HENRY II.—MAIN PROBLEM: THEMONARCHY. 
II. WILLIAM I. TO HENRY II.—PROBLEM OF LOCALGOVERNMENT. 
III. WILLIAM I. TO HENRY II.—PROBLEM OF CHURCH ANDSTATE. 
IV. RICHARD I. AND JOHN. 
V. THE YEARS OF CRISIS, 1213–15. 
VI. RUNNYMEDE, AND AFTER. 
PART II. 
FEUDAL GRIEVANCES AND MAGNA CARTA. 
I. THE IMMEDIATE CAUSES OF THE CRISIS. 
II. THE CROWN AND FEUDAL OBLIGATIONS. 
III. ROYAL JUSTICE AND FEUDAL JUSTICE. 
PART III. 
MAGNA CARTA: ITS FORM AND CONTENTS. 
I. ITS PROTOTYPES: EARLIER CHARTERS. 
II. MAGNA CARTA: ITS FORM AND JURIDICAL NATURE. 
III. MAGNA CARTA: ITS CONTENTS AND
THE ONLINE LIBRARY OFLIBERTY
© 2004 Liberty Fund, Inc.
CLASSICS IN THE HISTORY OF LIBERTY
 
WILLIAM SHARP MCKECHNIE (ED.),
MAGNA CARTA: A COMMENTARY ON THE GREAT CHARTER OF KING JOHN, WITH AN HISTORICALINTRODUCTION 
(1215)
Updated: April 7, 2004
 
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CHARACTERISTICS. 
IV. MAGNA CARTA: AN ESTIMATE OF ITS VALUE. 
V. MAGNA CARTA. ITS DEFECTS. 
V. MAGNA CARTA: VALUE OF TRADITIONALINTERPRETATIONS. 
VII. MAGNA CARTA. ITS TRADITIONAL RELATION TO TRIALBY JURY. 
PART IV. 
HISTORICAL SEQUEL TO MAGNA CARTA. 
I. REISSUES AND CONFIRMATIONS OF THE GREATCHARTER. 
II. MAGNA CARTA AND THE REFORMS OF EDWARD I. 
PART V. 
MAGNA CARTA: ORIGINAL VERSIONS, PRINTED EDITIONS ANDCOMMENTARIES. 
I. MANUSCRIPTS OF MAGNA CARTA AND RELATIVEDOCUMENTS. 
II. PREVIOUS EDITIONS AND COMMENTARIES. 
ENDNOTES 
TEXT, TRANSLATION, AND COMMENTARY 
PREAMBLE. 
CHAPTER ONE. 
I. THE RIGHTS OF THE CHURCH. 
(1) QUOD ANGLICANA ECCLESIA LIBERA SIT. 
(2) CANONICAL ELECTION. 
II. CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS. 
CHAPTER TWO. 
I. ASSESSMENT OF RELIEFS. 
II. UNITS OF ASSESSMENT. 
(1) FEODUM MILITIS INTEGRUM. 
(2) BARONIA INTEGRA. 
(3) BARONIA COMITIS INTEGRA. 
III. LIABILITY OF CHURCH PROPERTY TO “RELIEF.”  
CHAPTER THREE. 
CHAPTER FOUR. 
CHAPTER FIVE. 
I. THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE WARDEN OF A LAY–FIEF. 
II. WARDSHIPS OVER VACANT SEES. 
CHAPTER SIX. 
CHAPTER SEVEN. 
I. THE WIDOW’S SHARE OF REAL ESTATE. 
(1) DOWER. 
(2) MARITAGIUM. 
 
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(3) HEREDITAS. 
II. THE WIDOW’S SHARE OF PERSONAL ESTATE. 
III. PROVISION FOR THE WIDOW’S IMMEDIATE NEEDS. 
(1) QUARANTINE. 
(2) ESTOVERS OF COMMON. 
CHAPTER EIGHT. 
CHAPTER NINE. 
CHAPTER TEN. 
I. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN ENGLAND. 
II. LEGAL POSITION OF THE JEWS. 
CHAPTER ELEVEN. 
CHAPTER TWELVE. 
I. PROTECTION OF CROWN TENANTS FROM ARBITRARYEXACTIONS. 
(1) FEUDAL AIDS. 
(2) SCUTAGE. 
II. PROTECTION OF LONDON FROM ARBITRARYEXACTIONS. 
(1) “
AID,
”  
(2) TALLAGE 
(3) COMPARISON OF AID AND TALLAGE. 
(4) LONDON’S ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPETALLAGE. 
(5)
EFFECTS OF OMISSION OF
TALLAGE
” 
FROM MAGNA CARTA.
 
(6) NATURE OF THE PROTECTION ACCORDEDTO LONDON. 
(7) LATER HISTORY OF THE CROWN’S RIGHTTO TALLAGE THE TOWNS. 
III. MAGNA CARTA AND THE THEORY OF PARLIAMENTARYTAXATION. 
CHAPTER THIRTEEN. 
CHAPTER FOURTEEN. 
I. NATURE OF THE SUMMONS. 
II. COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL. 
III.
POSITION OF
MINOR BARONS.
”  
IV. REPRESENTATION. 
V. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL. 
VI. RIGHTS OF MAJORITIES AND MINORITIES. 
CHAPTER FIFTEEN. 
I. POINTS OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TENANTS–IN–CHIEFAND UNDER–TENANTS. 
II. THE INFLUENCE OF MAGNA CARTA UPON LATER
 
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