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Magna Charta. Signed during King John's reign because of baronial opposition to his endless taxes trying to recover his fathers holdings in France (he never did). This is considered by many to be the beginning of English common law, upon which the American Judicial System was based (and still referred to in court).


Watch this epic rap battle between the Noble Men of England (The Barons) and King John as they go head to head over the Magna Carta in Runnymede, Surrey. Hea...


Henry de Bohun, Lord High Constable of England (1176 - 1220) Magna Charta Surety


RICHARD deCLARE, 3rd Earl of Hertford 1153-1218 son of Roger de Clare and Maud de St Hilary . He was present at the coronations of King Richard I at Westminster and King John also present at the homeage of King William of Scotland. He sided with the Barons against King John, though he had previously sworn peace with the King at Northampton, and his castle of Tonbridge was taken. He played leading part in the negotiations for Magna Carta, being one of the twenty five sureties. 24th G…


Chepstow Castle - Wales Isabel de Claire 4th Countess of Pembroke lived here with her husband, William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 25th GGM


"Magna Carta Ancestry" by Douglas Richardson. Genealogy of descendants of the 25 Magna Carta barons


Oitocentos Anos de Magna Charta Libertatum | Pena Pensante - Literatura | História | Cultura

Eleanor of Aquitaine .... At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees. Only a few years later, at age 19, she knelt in the cathedral of Vézelay before the celebrated Abbé Bernard of Clairvaux offering him thousands of her vassals for the Second Crusade. It was said that Queen Eleanor appeared at Vézelay dressed like an Amazon galloping through the crowds on a white horse, urging them to join the crusades.


King John of England in 1215 was forced to recognize feudal rights in the Magna Carta.


Lady Anne Neville (11 June 1456 – 16 March 1485) was the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"). She became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster, son of the Lancastrian King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou, and then Queen of England as the wife of the Yorkist King Richard III.