Wednesday, 12 September 2012

I return.

I sided with the Barons against King John, even though I had previously sworn peace with the King at Northampton, and my castle of Tonbridge was taken. I played a leading part in the negotiations for Magna Carta, being one of the twenty five sureties. On 9 November 1215, I was one of the commissioners on the part of the Barons to negotiate the peace with the King. In 1215, my lands in counties Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex were granted to Robert de Betun. Myself and my son were among the Barons excommunicated by the Pope in 1215.

I am now ready to return to claim what is mine and to re assert Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights as being the only lawful law of the land and being common to all.

I am one of the original 25 and I reclaim my rightful place among the sureties of the Barons Committee reformed for 2012.

Magna Carta -Clause 29

The 1215 charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties and accept his will was not arbitary,for example by proclaiming that no freeman could be punished except through the law of the land, a right which exists to this day.

Magna Carta - Clause 29

"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. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right." -Magna Carta clause 29
Freeman-an individual not tied to land under medieval serfdom, unlike a villein or serf