Magna Carta Commemoration Essays

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On 15th June 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor, England. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of this charter, which led eventually to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond.

This book of essays on various aspects of the Charter was written by distinguished academics for the Royal Historical Society to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Magna Carta.

N. B. The readers in this project are not scholars of mediaeval Latin or French. Where there are passages or phrases of Latin and Old French, we have endeavoured to make them clear, but make no claim to authentic pronunciation. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Law, Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 00 Preface James Bryce Etext Ruth Golding
00:15:34
Play 01 Introduction Henry Elliot Malden Etext MaryAnn
00:21:00
Play 02 Magna Carta, 1215 - 1915 William Sharp McKechnie Etext Carol Box
00:49:49
Play 03 Innocent III and the Charter George Burton Adams Etext Ruth Golding
MaryAnn
00:29:21
Play 04 Barons and Knights in the Great Charter Pt.1 John Horace Round Etext Ruth Golding
00:31:47
Play 05 Barons and Knights in the Great Charter Pt. 2 John Horace Round Etext Ruth Golding
00:44:16
Play 06 Clause 39: Nullus Liber Homo etc. Sir Paul Vinogradoff Etext Patrick Martin
00:24:54
Play 07 Per Iudicium Parium vel per Legem Terrae Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke Etext Maria Kasper
00:52:06
Play 08 Magna Carta and the Common Law Pt. 1 Charles Howard McIlwain Etext Ruth Golding
00:35:05
Play 09 Magna Carta and the Common Law Pt. 2 Charles Howard McIlwain Etext Ruth Golding
00:28:57
Play 10 Magna Carta and the Common Law Pt. 3 Charles Howard McIlwain Etext Ruth Golding
00:34:15
Play 11 Magna Carta and the Common Law Pt. 4 Charles Howard McIlwain Etext Ruth Golding
00:22:53
Play 12 The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development Pt. I Harold Dexter Hazeltine Etext Maria Kasper
00:58:21
Play 13 The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development Pts. II - IV Harold Dexter Hazeltine Etext Maria Kasper
00:34:40
Play 14 Magna Carta and Spanish Medieval Jurisprudence Rafael Altamira y Crevea Etext MaryAnn
00:29:01
Play 15 Financial Records of the Reign of King John Pt. 1 Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson Etext MaryAnn
00:25:32
Play 16 Financial Records of the Reign of King John Pt. 2 Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson Etext MaryAnn
00:23:54
Play 17 Financial Records of the Reign of King John Pt. 3 Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson Etext MaryAnn
00:25:43
Play 18 Financial Records of the Reign of King John Pt. 4 Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson Etext MaryAnn
00:21:35