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The Magna Cartas 800th anniversary.

Dilara
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6/15/2015 10:57:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter in Latin, is one of the most important documents in western history. The Magna Carta was signed by king john of England on June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, near Windsor England . This charter was first drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to makes peace between King John, and rebel Barons.
King John ascended to thrown in 1199, after the death of his brother Richard the Lion Hearted. King John, was not a good king, as he lost most of England's land in France, overtaxed English landowners and often fought with the pope over control of the Church of England. Finally the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton drafted the Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta was signed by king john at Runnymede in what is today Berkshire England. The Magna Carta stated that the king had to follow laws, and that his citizens had rights that he could not take away. This charter has 63 clauses that gave English citizens important rights like the right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and the right to falsely or secretly imprisoned.
The Magna Carta became a guideline for how English kings treated their subjects. When European first came to America, they brought charters guaranteeing that they would "have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects. "The Magna Carta influenced Thomas Jefferson"s declaration of independence, and America"s bill of rights (amendments 5 and 6). HAPPY 800TH BIRTHDAY MAGNA CARTA!.
Surrealism
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6/30/2015 2:12:13 AM
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Hooray for a document that mostly secured more power for the barons while at the same time having a few unchanged clauses that happened to be the elements of future democracy but that we've cherrypicked to remember as democratic instead!
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Juan_Pablo
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6/30/2015 2:27:36 AM
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At 6/15/2015 10:57:10 PM, Dilara wrote:
The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter in Latin, is one of the most important documents in western history. The Magna Carta was signed by king john of England on June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, near Windsor England . This charter was first drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to makes peace between King John, and rebel Barons.
King John ascended to thrown in 1199, after the death of his brother Richard the Lion Hearted. King John, was not a good king, as he lost most of England's land in France, overtaxed English landowners and often fought with the pope over control of the Church of England. Finally the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton drafted the Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta was signed by king john at Runnymede in what is today Berkshire England. The Magna Carta stated that the king had to follow laws, and that his citizens had rights that he could not take away. This charter has 63 clauses that gave English citizens important rights like the right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and the right to falsely or secretly imprisoned.
The Magna Carta became a guideline for how English kings treated their subjects. When European first came to America, they brought charters guaranteeing that they would "have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects. "The Magna Carta influenced Thomas Jefferson"s declaration of independence, and America"s bill of rights (amendments 5 and 6). HAPPY 800TH BIRTHDAY MAGNA CARTA!.

The Magna Carta was a great and important document. It did place limits on the Monarch's power and it did grant rights to English Barons. However, it did not grant power to all subjects in England. The Magna Carta did not grant universal rights to all English people, only to the Barons and the highest classes in England (in fact, the Barons made sure it would not; they wanted power for themselves, but did not want to extend that power to the non-nobility ).

"The Magna Carta is not the birth certificate of freedom but rather the death certificate of despotism." --Simon Schama, A History of Britain.