The History of Magna Carta
The Magna Carta Libertatum, also known as the Great Charter of Liberties, was a medieval document created by the Archbishop of Canterbury to end the turmoil between King John of England and the rebel barons. It was sealed by King John on 15 June 1215, agreeing to the protection of church rights, the barons ‘ illegal imprisonment and many others. The important part of the Magna Carta was its acceptance of the “Law of the Land” as being the supreme, higher than the king. This history timeline takes you back to middle ages to tell the story of how this document became the foundation of freedom and human rights around the world. See also the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.