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Magna Carta

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The agreement forced upon King John by the English barons on June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, England, that stripped many powers from the king in favor of the barons. The barons created a group of 25 of their number, the forerunner of the first English parliament founded fifty years later. The innovation in the charter was that one of the baron’s number could make a complaint to at least four of the twenty five, who would then determine of their complaint against the king was valid. If it was found to be so, then the king had forty days to correct the ‘injustice’, after which the barons would seize such property of His Majesty and the Royal family as deemed necessary for redress. The charter layed the foundation for the first constitutional monarchy wherein the king’s heretofore legally limitless powers were formally checked by another political body. In ordinary feudal systems , the power of the king was checked not by a formal political mechanism but by the power of the great Royal Peers , whose support in political and military affairs he required to maintain authority and legitimacy.- Complete Text
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Document signed by King John of England in 1215 A.D. that guaranteed certain basic rights. Considered the beginning of constitutional government in England.

 

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