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Freedom’s Founding Document Turns 800

Jun 15th, 2015 | By
King John was forced to sign the Magda Carta on June 15th, 2015 at Runnymede on the Thames. (From James Doyle's 'A Chronicle of England'

The Magna Carta, which marks its 800th year on June 15, 2015, richly deserves being called, in the words of British Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan, the “most important bargain in the history of the human race.” From the Magna Carta springs the power of elected assembly over single rulers and thus the birth of the Western Democracy,