The Magna Carta | Study Guide

King John

Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Magna Carta Study Guide." Course Hero. 24 Feb. 2018. Web. 22 Sep. 2018. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Magna-Carta/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2018, February 24). The Magna Carta Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved September 22, 2018, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Magna-Carta/

In text

(Course Hero, 2018)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Magna Carta Study Guide." February 24, 2018. Accessed September 22, 2018. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Magna-Carta/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "The Magna Carta Study Guide," February 24, 2018, accessed September 22, 2018, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Magna-Carta/.

The Magna Carta | Section 45 | Summary

Share
Share

Summary

Only men who know the law and can be trusted to keep it will be appointed as justices, constables, sheriffs, or other officials.

Analysis

King John had appointed several men to various royal offices, including non-Englishmen, who had little care for English law or traditions. These men were greatly disliked by the barons because of their dishonest and unprincipled ways. The barons demanded John appoint men who were learned in the law and who intended to uphold it.

Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about The Magna Carta? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!