Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, one of the most famous documents in British history, was signed today in1215 at Runnymede. The document was a series of written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law.

You can view the British Libraries copy of the Magna Carta online and find out all about it’s importance in British History here

http://www.bl.uk/treasures/magnacarta/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/magna_01.shtml

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