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Magna Carta

Post  NVillar on Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:02 am

In my opinion, the Magna Carta signed by King John of England in 1215, this was significant because without the Magna Carta King John of England would take over all the power. If Pope Innocent III, the English nobles, and King Phillip II of France would have forced him to sign the Magna Carta y would been assassinated of even excommunicated. There are 63 laws in the Magna Carta, but only 3 are used today. These three are: one defends the freedom and rights of the English church, another confirms the liberties and customs of London and other towns, but the thirds is the most famous: “No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, nor will we proceed with the force against him, except by the lawful judgment 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.” The real legacy of the Magna Carta was the limited if the King’s authority.
Interesting Facts:
- The Magna Carta was written on parchment paper, not on paper.
- The Magna Carta has its own seal
- They were 4 copies of the Magna Carta but one of them burnt by a fire in 1731
- ‘Magna Carta’ means ‘ The Great Charter’
- In today’s world of the 63 there are only 3 that are valued.



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