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  • 1. The Magna Carta Ben Nesbit Law 12, Sutherland Secondary School
  • 2.
    • Magna Carta is an english charter, which was introduced in 1215
    • King John signed this charter, forced by Feudal barons who wanted him to sign it to take away some of his powers
    • The document was a number of rules between the king and the people of England, stating that he would govern the country by Feudal Law
    What is the Magna Carta
  • 3. Magna Carta
    • Barons decided that they were going to rebel against their king
    • They Thought that king John was over using his power, and wanted to limit him
  • 4. Who Wrote It?
    • Archbishop Stephen Langton wrote the Magna Carta, who was a powerful Baron
    • It was originally named “Articles of Barons”
    • But When given a royal Grant it was later known as the Magna Carta
    • Copies were then sent out throughout the nation
  • 5. Purpose
    • The purpose was to limit the kings power and make him rule by the older English laws
    • They went back to those old laws, but they also created some new ones that King John had to obey with
    • The Barons were tired of the corrupt system and demmanded a change
  • 6. The Signing
    • The Magna Carta was signed in Egham, England
    • There was a big ceremony for the event with many spectators and officials
  • 7. Importance
    • It is believed that the signing of the Magna Carta was the beginning of the constitutional government in England
    • It also showed that the power of the king could indeed be limited by a legal document
    • But King John had no intention to obey these laws and quickly started to rebel
  • 8. Barons War
    • King John never intented to listen and obey to the grant
    • This started a great conflict with the Barons who planned multiple attacks against the king and his supporters
    • In 1216 Prince Louis of France invadid and received immediate support from the English citizens
  • 9. Continued..
    • Louis was unofficially named king of England, but later that year King John died
    • Louis was then turned on by the citizens who gave their support to King John’s Son Henry III
  • 10. Recap
    • The Barons were tired of King John over using power so they rebelled and Stephen Langton wrote the Magna Carta Which King John signed, but never intended to follow, that started battles and ended his reign
    • The Magna Carta was also the beginning of Constitutional Government