Monday, June 15, 2015

Magna Carta Day

By Rich Kozlovich

It's the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which is Latin for the Great Charter. I've mentioned this to a number of people over this last week and it's startling how many have no idea what I'm talking about. Here’s a link to the history. One thing that must be remembered. King John….you remember him as the corrupt brother of King Richard Coeur de Leon of Robin Hood fame ….that story is a load of clabber by the way. Richard didn’t even speak English and rarely lived in England. So what are the important things to remember. The Magna Carta established the King didn’t rule by divine right and the King later renounced the Magna Carta, did everything in his power to destroy all copies of the document and warred against those who signed it.  Think about that for a while!

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