Magna Carta (or Magna Charta)
Great Charter of liberties, the most famous document of British
constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede in June, 1215.
English barons compelled King John to sign and give his assent to this
landmark document, so as to grant significant rights and privileges to his
subjects and thus limit royal power.
by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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