View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages,

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John Balden, 1888 - Europe - 708 pages
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Page 443 - Moreover, we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth...
Page 518 - As the head of a body natural cannot change its nerves and sinews, cannot deny to the several parts their proper energy, their due proportion and aliment of blood; neither can a king, who is the head of a body politic, change the laws thereof, nor take from the people what is theirs, by right, against their consent.
Page 456 - But in the very second year of the son's reign they granted the twenty-fifth penny of their goods, '• upon this condition, that the king should take advice and grant redress upon certain articles wherein they are aggrieved.
Page 424 - Whether courts of justice framed the writ of Habeas Corpus in conformity to the spirit of this clause, or found it already in their register, it became from that era the right of every subject to demand it.
Page 418 - From the sale of that justice which every citizen has a right to demand, it was an easy transition to withhold or deny it. Fines were received for the king's help against the adverse suitor; that is, for perversion of justice, or for delay. Sometimes they were paid by opposite parties, and, of course, for opposite ends.

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