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The Magna charta

Author: James Henry Daugherty
Publisher: Sandwich, MA : Beautiful Feet Books, [1998?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes briefly life in twelfth century England and the rule of Richard, relates the events leading to Magna charta, and traces milestones in the history of constitutional law since 1215.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Henry Daugherty
ISBN: 0964380358 9780964380356
OCLC Number: 429359285
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: The magic island --
Part One: The twelfth century --
Living in the twelfth century --
Castles and cathedrals --
Part Two: The Angevins --
The laughable adventure of the Irishmen's whiskers --
How King Richard was crowned and went upon the Third Crusade --
Of how John tarried in England and of Richard's return --
The treasure of Chalus --
Part Three: King John and the Magna Charta --
Of how John was made king --
A great lady --
The Sheriff of Nottingham and the men in Lincoln Green --
Of how King John lost his lands across the water --
A call to arms --
How the king's purpose was prevented --
Of how Langton was made archbishop and how John forbade him the kingdom --
The hands of rage and cruelty --
The great assembly at Barham Down --
Of how King John surrendered his kingdom --
Of how the king of France was greatly discomfited --
Of how the king greatly humbled himself --
how Stephen Langton found King Henry's charter --
Of how Philip smote his enemies & King John's return to England --
Of how King John denied his barons --
How John deceitfully gave consent to the charter --
Runnymede, June 15, 1215 --
How King John hid himself and laid plots against the barons --
The Siege of Rochester --
Of how the pope rebuked the king's enemies --
Louis invades England --
How the earth and the sea overtook the king --
How Stephen Langton waited in Rome --
Hubert de Burgh's great victory --
The Treaty of Lambeth. Children of the Magna Charta --
How charters came to America --
The Mayflower Compact --
The American colonists wrote a charter --
"The times that try men's souls" --
"In order to form a more perfect union" --
"This country belongs to the people" --
Women are citizens --
A new Magna Charta for the American republics --
The covenant of the League of Nations --
The four essential freedoms --
The Atlantic Charter --
Declaration by the United Nations --
The United Nations charter.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by James Daugherty.

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Describes briefly life in twelfth century England and the rule of Richard, relates the events leading to Magna charta, and traces milestones in the history of constitutional law since 1215.

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