The Magna Carta was the charter of liberties that England’s King John granted to his barons in 1215 in order to stop their rebellion and restore their allegiance to his throne. The Magna Carta secured only the rights of a privileged class of the king’s subjects but it began to get people thinking about liberty for all classes of people and that the rule of law would hold prominence.
See the Library of Congress exhibition which ran from November, 2014 – January, 2015.
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