Magna Carta

Magna Charter a June 1215 has been described as a highly

successful total failure. How can this view be justified ?"

This essay will explain what the Magna Carta was, why the Magna Carta was

created and finally why was described as a “highly successful total failure” by

looking at its successes and failures.

What was the Manga Charter ( Magna Carta ) ?

The Magna Carta was a product of the power struggle between King John and

barons in a year 1215. The Magna Carta ( Great Charter) was written in Latin, as

Latin was the language of the law. History shows that the Magna Carta was first

written constitution. The Magna Carta is one of the most influential documents in

history and law. The Magna Carta has sixty four articles, which was limitads the

power of the English kings.

Article12- stated that the imposition of the benefits the king should obtain the

consent of the Kingdom

“No scutage or aid shall be imposed in our kingdom unless by common counsel of

our kingdom, except for ransoming our person, for making our eldest son a knight,

and for once marrying our eldest daughter, and for these only a reasonable aid shall

be levied. Be it done in like manner concerning aids from the city of London. “
Article13- established the privileges of the city and confirmed the privileges giving

to London earlier
“And the city of London shall have all its ancient liberties and free customs as well

by land as by water. Furthermore, we will and grant that all other cities, boroughs,

towns, and ports shall have all their liberties and free customs. “

Article 14 -gave the composition of the Privy Council, including the complex

including the feudal lords and vassals of the king
Article 39 - guarantees the personal liberty - the king could not subjected to arrest

any one without trial or...