Sunday, June 15, 2008

Magna Carta

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1215 King John of England met the barons of England at Runnymede, on the banks of the Thames, and put his seal with them the Magna Carta (Latin for 'Great Charter'), one of the basic documents of democracy in the English-speaking world.

Magna Carta influenced many common law and other documents, such as the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and is considered one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy ...

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