Signing of the Magna Carta (Revised Edition) by Debbie Hoffman Levy
  

Signing of the Magna Carta (Revised Edition)

Debbie Hoffman Levy

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Signing of the Magna Carta (Revised Edition) by Debbie Hoffman Levy

Can one document really change the world? In June, 1215 King John of England met with a group of nobles in a meadow on the banks of the Thames River. There, John affixed his royal seal to a document designed to bring about peace between the king and a group of rebellious nobles. This attempt failed miserably, and the two parties were soon at war again. Yet the ideas laid out in the document-which would later be called Magna Carta-lived on, and would become the foundation for many of the freedoms people enjoy in modern times. They include the right to a fair trial and the requirement that the punishment fit the crime. The signing of the Magna Carta is truly one of history's most pivotal moments.

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eBook

Author

Debbie Hoffman Levy
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Publisher

Lerner Publishing Group Twenty-First Century Books

Publication date

1st January 2013

ISBN

9781467703819



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