The Story Behind Magna Carta

The Norman invasion (1066), many in England believed had removed rights granted to the English public, which the Magna Carta attempted to return. Because of these reasons, the Carta began to serve as a basis for the Parliament and habeas corpus, a legal principle.

A rumor, a legend or is it something very real?

Sometimes the mythological aspect of the charter, about how it aims to protect ancient traditions of liberties granted to the English, was commonplace post-the Glorious Revolution (1688) and leading upto the 1800s. Nevertheless, today it serves as an important document in Westminster (and American legal systems, following British colonisation of the country) – the political impact of the Magna Carta reigns on.

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