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Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty


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Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty - Jones, Dan
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The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles--even its language--can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange charter and how did it gain such legendary status? Historian Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King John reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation ...

Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty 2016, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143108955

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Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty 2015, Viking

ISBN-13: 9780525428299