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Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Nov 6, 2012

The Magna Carta was originally issued in 1215. It was the first document forced on a King of England by his subjects. The original charter contained a section now known as clause 61. This section gave a committee of 25 barons the right to overrule the King’s will, if he defied the provisions of the Charter. It also gave the barons the ability to seize the...