The Magna Carta

The Magna Carta


The Magna Carta protected normal, every day people from being completely controlled by their rulers, giving them the freedom to live their lives the way they choose, own things without fearing they will be taken away, and have freedom and independence. It also allowed the general population to hold their rulers to account. Before the Magna Carta, the king could take whatever he felt like from anyone, but after signing the charter, if the king tried to take something that didn’t belong to him, he could be arrested and put in prison the same as the rest of the people in his kingdom.

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King John I
King John I reigned from 1199-1216 CE. He became king after his brother, Richard the Lionheart,
died in a crusade. He is considered by many to be one of the worst Kings in English history

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