Magna Carta | 15 June 1215

ON THIS DAY in 1215, King James executed the Magna Carta at Runnymede. King James agreed to this document which limited the power of the Crown and granted the barons and citizens certain individual rights, freedoms, liberties and protections. The document laid the constitutional foundations for government under the rule of law.

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