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The Magna Carta’s Legacy

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215

The Magna Carta’s Legacy

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Although the Magna Carta is revered today as a founding document of British law and a democratic sensibility, it’s stunning to reflect on how easily it could have been forgotten. Shortly after it was officially accepted by both king and nobles, the pope annulled the document; yet that isn’t the end of the story. Here, trace the Magna Carta’s story across the ages.

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