Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Vincent


The Magna Carta is arguably the best constitutional record in recorded historical past, but few buyers comprehend both its contents or its context. This Very brief Introduction, which incorporates a complete English translation of the 1215 Magna Carta, introduces the rfile to a contemporary viewers, explaining its origins within the bothered reign of King John, and tracing the numerous function that it performed thereafter as a logo of the subject's correct to safety opposed to absolutely the authority of the sovereign. Drawing upon the good advances which were made in our realizing of thirteenth-century English background, Nicholas Vincent demonstrates why the Magna Carta is still highly major today.

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