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Magna Carta

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Plantagenets comes a beautifully produced account of the signing, impact, and legacy of a document that became one of the most influential statements in the history of democracy
On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On June 15 he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the "Great Charter" established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of the Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.


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Publisher: Head of Zeus

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  • Release date: December 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781781858844
  • File size: 30552 KB
  • Release date: December 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781781858844
  • File size: 30552 KB
  • Release date: December 4, 2014

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History Nonfiction

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Plantagenets comes a beautifully produced account of the signing, impact, and legacy of a document that became one of the most influential statements in the history of democracy
On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On June 15 he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the "Great Charter" established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of the Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Head of Zeus

    Kindle Book
    Release date: December 4, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781781858844
    File size: 30552 KB
    Release date: December 4, 2014

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781781858844
    File size: 30552 KB
    Release date: December 4, 2014

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English