Magna Carta – Why So Rev­o­lu­tion­ary?

Early Fe­bru­ary

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BBC TWO

Con­sti­tu­tional his­to­rian David Starkey con­sid­ers why the Magna Carta, drawn up in 1215 fol­low­ing a se­ries of strug­gles be­tween King John and his no­bles, is still so im­por­tant to­day. It’s a story that takes in the char­ter’s birth, how it be­came the foun­da­tion of the US Con­sti­tu­tion and the way it makes ev­ery­one, no mat­ter how pow­er­ful, sub­ject to the rule of law.

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