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Magna Carta and Its 800-Year Legacy

Andrew Lewis

Presented at: OCON 2015

Date: Jul 03, 2015

Eight hundred years ago, England's nobles allied against the rapacious King John to restrain his excessive taxation and irresponsible attempts at foreign conquest. The alliance prepared a list of rules that John had to follow to regain their allegiance and maintain his throne. The "Great CharterĀ" was the first significant step in a centuries-long odyssey toward the ideal of limited government. This talk discusses Magna Carta's catalytic role in the history of constitutions and liberty.


Parts: 1

Handout: none