- Magna Carta is one of the most important, well-known documents in history and this year marks its 800th anniversary.
- The Magna Carta was authorised on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede.
- The document was agreed by King John to appease rebel barons in the heart of battle.
- It is considered one of the first steps towards parliamentary democracy and includes the principle that no one was above the law, including the king,
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