|Pages/Publication Date:||144 / 2015|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
On a summer's day in 1215, England's King John— beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion—met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the River Thames, and reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a charter that would change the world. For the first time a group of subjects had forced a king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their right; the Magna Carta established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. In this history, the author of The Plantagenetsdetails the making and legacy of the Magna Carta, and the book includes color illustrations, biographical profiles of the barons, and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.