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Magna Carta 800 years on

  1. Jan 2, 2015 #1

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30641742

    • Magna Carta outlined basic rights with the principle that no-one was above the law, including the king
    • It charted the right to a fair trial, and limits on taxation without representation
    • Only three clauses are still valid - the one guaranteeing the liberties of the English Church; the clause confirming the privileges of the City of London and other towns; and the clause that states that no free man shall be imprisoned without the lawful judgement of his equals

    http://magnacarta800th.com/

    http://www.bl.uk/magna-carta

    Cheers to the UK and Magna Carta.
     
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    Very cool! I'd love to watch a documentary on it!
     
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