ISBN 9781472118677,A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

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ISBN 9781472118677
Publisher

Constable & Robinson

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781472118677

ISBN-10 1472118677
Binding

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape not only of thirteenth-century Britain, but of the modern world. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth-century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock constitutional legislation of just about every democratic country today. As civil Liberties and the rule of law are increasingly brought into question throughout the world, leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley breathes vivid life into the story behind the signing of Magna Carta, and reveals the undiminished significance of this ancient document in today's world
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