Lecture 18, Mon., 11-8-10

Lecture 18, Mon., 11-8-10 - Lecture 18 Mon Chapter 10 pp...

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Lecture 18, Mon., 11-8-10 Chapter 10, pp. 271-278, I. Nation- States: England A. John ( 1199-1216) B. Wars with Philip Augustus ( Capetian king) who wanted control of the many feudal territories of John (English) C. John was so unpopular with his French vassals he had to rely on the English nobles (and taxpayers) to fight his wars with Philip Augustus. . D. Magna Carta (1215) English nobles demanded “Great Charter” statement of English civil liberties although it was written as a feudal document… 1. The king is limited by custom & tradition- he must obey the law 2. It is a basic right for all English subjects, regardless of class, to have a fair trial by a jury of their peers. 3. The king cannot make arbitrary arrests; he must show just cause. 4. The king cannot raise taxes without first consulting the great barons (nobles & bishops). ( This council predecessor to House of Lords- Parliament). Start Test 4 material….
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