Richard De Clare comes back to re establish Magna Carta as the basis for the true law of the land.
Wednesday, 12 September 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.
"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