The magna carta


The Magna Carta 

  • June 1215
  • John stamps his seal authorising the great charter which had been written up by the Barons 
  • The great charter reflected complaints from the Barons about increased government involvement that they were expected to provide 
  • The great charter was important because it meant that even the king was expected to abide by the law. 

The Road to Magna Carta 

  • after Johns defeat in in France the barons gathered in Bury St Edmunds to discuss their grievances with the king. 
  • The Barons were angry that they would be…


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