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... More »

Magna Carta


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 - The British Library


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.

Magna Carta 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. ... More »
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Featured Document: The Magna Carta


"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 1215 - Constitution Society


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 ...

Magna Carta - British History - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Magna Carta, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

The Text of Magna Carta - Internet History Sourcebooks Project


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 ...

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary | Celebrating 800 years of democracy


Bringing you all the latest news about MagnaCarta's 800th anniversary in 2015.

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