Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This day in History - Magna Carta is Sealed

 15 June 1215:  King John, brother of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta.

Image from Cassell's History of England

The 1215 Charter brought forward by the feudal barons required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary by explicitly accepting that no freeman could be punished except through the law of the land.
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