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   Magna CartaKing JohnEnglish Common Law

King John was widely regarded as a poor king, untrustworthy and inflexible - by some accounts even cowardly. Perhaps, though, he was not all bad. Perhaps his reputation owed more to the people who would stand to lose from his signing the Magna Carta into English Law.

King John's rule, and indeed England's claim to land in Northern France, was lost when French kings sized these territories. It must have served as a chilling reminder to the mainly French barons in England, who, using similar tactics decades earlier gained their ownership of English land.


These actions echoed their own supposed right over ownership to English soil, and lead them to oppose king John.

John's relationship with Rome, and the then pope Innocent III, was not good. King John, unlike Rome, was opposed to Langton becoming Bishop of Canterbury. This opinion would lead to the pope excommunicating king John, and in the process expediently hand the barons' the right to thus ascend over him. (or try at least)

The barons were to invite the French kings, and their armies, into England to occupy the land - already difficult times must have been made much worse.


Biblical map of the Holy Land
A New Testament map of Palastina / Palestine, from a nineteenth century Bible.
          Church of England split with Rome
Dissolution of the monasteries in England took place between 1536-40. Over 800 monasteries were closed during the reformation, but is it clear why? Officially we are told the pope would not grant king Henry VIII a divorce. However, there are other matters to consider; such as vatican ideas on doctrine, and widespread idolatry within the Romish system. Even now it would seem Catholicism venerates the mother before Jesus. Then as now perhaps just one more reason why England chose to break away.
I am ready, (Becket heroically cries) to die for my Lord,
that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace.

              Thomas Becket
Mystery exists between Becket (12th century Archbishop of Canterbury) and Henry II. Their public argument regarding the administration of justice would later force Becket into exile, lead to his brutal murder; and likely shape the inspiration of those helping to compose Magna Carta.

Current Political Landscape
A brief overview of modern-day map of power.
Formally the League of Nations, the United Nations was formed in 1945.
It assumes authority on family values and the concept of right and wrong. The Unites States of America only gives Israel
$8m a day to assist them in the Middle East. Over the years, Westminster’s politicians have
gained a well deserved reputation regarding
their promises prior to being elected. Established sometime in the mid Twentieth Century,
the European Union is un-audited bureaucracy. Liberal
values and homogeneity remain firm policy directives. Vatican tradition stretches back over three millennia.
Present day interests range from astronomy to banking. Established in 1948, Israel works diligently
with the United Nations on such issues
as trying to create a world court. Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Quote - There is only one faith
and one Jesus Christ, the rest
is a dispute about trifles. Thomas Cromwell: 1485-1540. The Earl of Essex.
Cromwell was fiercely opposed to idolatry. He was
a central figure within the English Reformation. Henry VIII of England: 1491-1547. House of Tudor. Ruins of Whitby Abbey, on the cliffs
above Whitby - North Yorkshire.