Today is the 796th anniversary of the “signing” of the Magna Carta by King John. King John’s reign can be summed up thus: high taxes, unsuccessful wars, and conflicts with the Pope, making him an unpopular King with the Barons. The barons forced King John to agree to a document later known as the ‘Articles of the Barons’, his Great Seal was attached in the meadow at Runnymede. It would only take King John a few months to invalidate the charter, with the help of Pope Innocent III and incite the First Baron’s War.
This eBook contains the original 1215 version of the Magna Carta and the 1225 version that was issued by King Henry III, both include the original Latin and are translated in English. Also included are images of the 1215, 1225 and 1297 version of the Magna Carta. The 1297 version issued by King Edward I is still a statue in English law today.
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