By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Magna Carta

Magna Carta

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1215
Post Date: 01/01/1215
The Magna Carta in 1215 established the following principles:
  • everyone is subject to the law, even the King,
  • individuals have rights,
  • everyone has the right to justice,
  • and everyone has the right to a fair trial.
The Magna Carta recognized individual responsibility in all, including the King, and it established that the law “should” be applied to everyone equally. Although King John got the pope to void the Magna Carta only 10 weeks after signing it, it was reissued several times over the next century and became a seminal legal document when Sir Edward Coke used it extensively in the 17th century. (Sir Edward Coke was a mentor to Roger Williams.)
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