June 15, 2015

Magna Carta 800 Years Old Today

King John signing the Magna Carta at Runnymede on June 15, 1215

Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. 

The Magna Carta outlined basic rights with the principle that no-one was above the law, including the king.

Check out the song (link below) commemorating it by the CBBC, UK. It's a lot of fun and they do a pretty good job on it.   

Net Links:
. Horrible Histories Song - Magna Carta 800 Years - CBBC on YouTube      
. Complete information about the Magna Carta on Wikipedia   
. History of the Magna Carta         
. How important is Magna Carta? BBC News        
. 5 things to know about Magna Carta USA Today   
. 7 Things to Know About the Magna Carta Time    

Here's to the next 800!

Styrous® ~ Monday, June 15, 2015

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