The Magna Carta

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  • The Magna Carta 1215
    • Causes
      • Tax
        • Scutage demanded 11 times since 1199
      • Religion
        • King John excommunicated by Pope as he wanted control of religion
        • King John disliked the appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton
      • War
        • Constant defeats in France over Normandy
        • King John nicknamed Softsword
    • Key events
      • 1212 - Pope Innocent III said it wasn't a sin to kill a king
      • 1204 - King John lost his land in Normandy
      • 1214 - Battle of Bouvines
      • 1199 - Scutage first put to barons
      • 1215 - another demand for Scutage met with real resistence
    • Aims
      • Stronger King able to retake Normandy
      • No more scutage
      • To bring the king under the law
    • Outcomes
      • Barons forced the Magna Carta on King John at Runnymeade
      • Basis of the American Constitution
      • In practice, it didn't limit the power of medieval kings much
      • It was thought of originally as a failure
      • Some clauses seen in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948
    • Key people
      • The Barons
      • King John

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