Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Runnymede, June 15, 1215


Andrew Roberts on how the document signed there and then "has grown from a thirteenth-century peace-making document to a foundation for, and influence on, modern liberty, the supremacy of law, habeas corpus, and the common law" — Magna Carta's Lasting Significance for American Freedom.

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