Crown Rights and King’s Duties in the London Collection of English Laws (Early 13th Century)
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Crown Rights and King’s Duties in the London Collection of English Laws (Early 13th Century)
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S207987840011634-6-1
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10.18254/S207987840011634-6
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Stanislav Mereminskiy 
Affiliation:
Institute of World History RAS
RANEPA University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

The article deals with an important source of English Magna Carta (1215) — so-called London collection of English laws. That historical and juridical compilation was a product of an unknown London cleric, working in the first years of the thirteenth century. He had critical stance towards King John and had strong sympathies for his political opponents. The author promoted the idea of consolidated “realm of Britain” that included the British Isles, as well as Scandinavia and Baltic region. The lands and privileges of that “British crown” were considered inalienable. At the same time he was an adversary of unlimited royal power and stated that the true king must rule according to the law and the ‘common counsel of the realm’ in order to promote justice and peace of the church.

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Middle Ages, England, political ideas, Magna Carta, John Lackland
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31.10.2020
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