Misc (Magna Carta)
Historical Period: The Medieval Period
A group of disgruntled English barons forced King John in 1215 to sign a Great Charter of Liberties by which some of his powers would be limited and that certain liberties would be enshrined in English law.
Quotes about the Magna Carta:
- The King cannot imprison without a trial of his peers
- The King cannot impose taxes without the approval of the “common counsel”
- Magna Carta guaranteed the freemen their liberties forever