King John and the Origins of Magna Carta

To honour Canada’s 150th birthday today, a look at one the foundational documents of the British Parliamentary democracy which Canada is based.  Happy Canada Day!

In this video from the British Library, Professor David Carpenter and Professor Nicholas Vincent discuss the reign of King John, the grievances of the barons and the circumstances in which Magna Carta was created in 1215.

 

In a speech for Magna Carta Canada celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 Carolyn Harris discusses the making of Magna Carta.

 

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