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Colonial Williamsburg Journal

Title Magna Carta, Revered by founders, "Great Charter" is still relevant today
Issue Volume 37 Number 03 (CWJ, Summer 2015)
Description The 800-year-old document, signed by King John, was embraced by the English barons as a bulwark against a monarch's abuse of absolute power. Its importance was renewed as Parliament struggled with the crown for its share of power, and crossed the Atlantic when the British settled North America, later occupying a central position in the political life of the American colonies. The 13th c. Magna Carta still stands for the idea of the rule of law.
Author Breig, James
Pages 44-49
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