The Magna Carta (which is Latin for Great Paper, or Great Charter) was so important because it effectively forced the reigning monarch to grant his English subjects rights. It laid...
The Magna Carta
The Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in English history but later interpretations have tended to obscure its real significance in 1215. This iconic document was not intended to be a lasting declaration of...
Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (
Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John ...
Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in history. Examine the
British Library's copy close-up and learn more about its history and legacy.
was a charter of liberties given in England by King John in 1215 rather than face civil war. In early 1215 the Barons looked for a legal solution from the Pope, but it soon became apparent that the Pope was firmly on John’s side: giving England had worked.
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"The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history . . . It was
written in Magna Carta." --Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941 Inaugural address.
The Magna Carta (The Great Charter). Preamble: John, by the grace of God, king
of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and count of ...
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The Text of Magna Carta. Introductory Note. As might be expected, the text of the
Magna Carta of 1215 bears many traces of haste, and is clearly the product of ...
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