Your lands cannot be taken in payment for debt as long as you pay the debt some other way. For small offences you will face only a small penalty. The rights of the Church are considered to be the same as the rights of freemen. The King shall not raise taxes without first consulting with the barons. No widow shall be forced to marry so long as she prefers to live without a husband. The Magna Carta Nobles will face punishment only by other nobles. No one will be forced to make bridges at river-banks. (seriously) There shall be standard weights and measures throughout the realm. No one will be put in jail without first having a trial by jury. The king, like all others in England, must follow the law. The king cannot force anyone to go to war outside of the country.
The Magna Carta I, King John, accept that I have to rule according to the law. So I agree: 1.Not to imprison nobles without trial 2.To have fair taxation for the nobles 3.To let nobles travel wherever they like 4.Not to interfere in Church matters 5.Not to take crops without paying for them …and lot more things too!! This is Important!
Magna Carta: page 395 Written by Nobles, signed/ sealed by King John Limits King’s powers Guarantees certain rights Later…
Edward I 1272-1307 Edward “Longshanks” 1295 A.D. – created the “Model Parliament” with Lords, Knights, Bishops, and Burgesses* *Commoner or Freeman