It promised that the monarch would govern England without abusing his power.
The Magna Carta contained 63 clauses written in Latin on parchment. Three of these clauses are still law today. One defends the freedom and rights of the English Church, another confirms the liberties and customs of London and other towns, and the third:
"No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled. Nor will we proceed with force against him except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice".