Jun 15 2015

1066, The Magna Carta, And All That

KingjohnToday marks the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta – the deal struck between King John and his Barons on June 15th 1215. Citizens would never again be subjected to the arbitrary rule of a tyrannical monarch but instead be ruled and governed upon foundations of accepted legal process.

Before ‘Horrible History’, the ultimate reference for all things related to British history has been, of course, ‘1066 and all that – a memorable history of England comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates’ (WC Sellar and RJ Yeatman, 1930)

This is the definitive ‘1066’ entry on the Magna Carta.


What I Learnt On 15th June in other years

One Response to “1066, The Magna Carta, And All That”

  1. David Guest says:

    T’were always thus. We are the 1%.

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