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Comment: Magna Carta laid down rule of law in print. King obliged.

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Magna Carta laid down rule of law in print. King obliged.

Magna Carta: who; what; where; when?

The Magna Carta, ‘Great Charter’, brought codified justice to the people of England. It reduced the King's power, and gave written rules of the realm to the Barons and the People... The Magna Carta Stated 37 English laws, new & old...

The Magna Carta was a vital agreement about the rights of individuals... Magna Carta as a peace agreement to protect his throne... a document which prevented the King from abusing his powers (e.g. Raising taxes to fund campaigns)...

... The meeting of lords and commoners, referred to as Parliaments (parler in French), to discuss laws, mainly taxes... The Magna Carta abolished trail by ordeal, and had commoners trailed by jury... Many barons, lords, and bishops forced this document upon King John. King John signed the Magna Carta reluctantly under the circumstances that his Kingdom was under control by his barons, and that he might lose his throne.

... Magna Carta was signed by King John on the 10th of June 1215. On the 15th of June 1215... in a Meadow at Runnymede, Surrey, South England. This all happened under the watch full and eager eyes of the Bishops, Barons who surprised King John a few days before in full armour. Magna Carta text.

Magna Carta versions: 1215 vs 1297. Differences abound! Why? Submitted by Mark Twain on Mon, 10/03/2011

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