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Magna Carta free pdf The Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in English history and one of the British Library's greatest treasures. But despite this, the reinterpretations of it since 1215 have tended to obscure its real meaning for King John and his baronial opponents. Magna Carta was not intended to be a lasting declaration of legal principle, still less an embryonic code of human rights. It was a practical solution to a political crisis and it served the interests of the highest ranks of feudal society by reasserting the power of custom to limit arbitrary behaviour by the king. This work explores the context in which Magna Carta was issued to discover what it really meant to its creators and how it came to be an iconic historical document. This updated edition includes full colour illustrations.

About Claire Breay

Clarie Breay is Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Charters, and Seals at The British Library.

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Author : Claire Breay
Publisher : The British Library Publishing Division
Data Published : 24 January 2011
ISBN : 0712358331
EAN : 9780712358330
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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