The Magna Carta: Patching Up a Squabble
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
History buffs likely know that the Magna Carta was drafted in 1215, and that it helped establish English law as we know it. But what was actually in this document? And why was it created in the first place? Here, you’ll discover the surprisingly narrowly-focused origins of a short-lived document—what seemed at the time like a minor footnote in history.