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Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

Author: HINDLEY GEOFFREY
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Pub Date: 26/02/2015
ISBN: 9781472118677
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Quick overview The fascinating story behind the English Constitution, and why its influence remains significant today throughout the world
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2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape not only of thirteenth-century Britain, but of the modern world. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth-century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock constitutional legislation of just about every democratic country today. As civil Liberties and the rule of law are increasingly brought into question throughout the world, leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley breathes vivid life into the story behind the signing of Magna Carta, and reveals the undiminished significance of this ancient document in today's world.

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