The Textbook of the Constitution: Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, and the Bill of Rights

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Richard Bentley, 1848 - Constitutional history - 63 pages

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Page 23 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 46 - ... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in and executed by the said prince of Orange...
Page 44 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Page 45 - ... to be to the heirs of the body of the said Princess ; and for default of such issue, to the Princess Anne of Denmark and the heirs of her body ; and for default of such issue, to the heirs of the body of the said Prince of Orange.
Page 38 - Nevertheless, against the tenor of the said statutes, and other, the good laws and statutes of your realm to that end provided, divers of your subjects have of late been imprisoned without any cause...
Page 44 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Page 43 - By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative, for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament.
Page 43 - By causing several good subjects, being Protestants, to be disarmed, at the same time when Papists were both armed and employed contrary to law; 7.
Page 46 - ... or any part of the same, or to have, use, or exercise any regal power, authority, or jurisdiction within the same ; and in all and every such case or cases the people of these realms shall be, and are hereby absolved of their allegiance ; and the said crown and government shall from time to time descend to, and be enjoyed by such person or persons, being Protestants, as should have inherited and enjoyed the same, in case the said person or persons so reconciled, holding communion, or professing,...
Page 38 - Charter, and the law of the land: and by the said Great Charter and other the laws and statutes of this your realm, no man ought to be adjudged to death; but by the laws established in this your realm, either by the customs of the...

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