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Hugh le Bigod

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Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety


Who was Hugh le Bigod?

Hugh le Bigod was listed as one of the Magna Carta Sureties. The Magna Carta Sureties were a group of 25 barons who were named as the guarantors of the Magna Carta, a document signed by King John of England in 1215. The Magna Carta, also known as the Great Charter, was a cornerstone of English constitutional history, as it limited the power of the monarchy and established certain rights for the people. The barons who served as the Magna Carta Sureties were responsible for ensuring that the king upheld the terms of the document, and they had the power to use force if necessary to do so. The Magna Carta is widely regarded as one of the most important legal documents in the history of Western civilization, and the role of the Magna Carta Sureties in securing its passage and guaranteeing its implementation helped to lay the foundation for the development of constitutional monarchy and the protection of individual liberties in England and beyond.


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