After angry exchanges, the king was persuaded to put his seal on a document known as the Great Charter (Magna Carta).
Magna Carta affected all manner of things from standards of measurements to fish traps on the Thames.
One of the clauses stated: “No freeman might be imprisoned, outlawed, exiled, or in any way destroyed… except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.”
King John could not fully honor accept it.
Finally a civil war occurred. He died in 1216.
The Magna Carta King John of England set his seal to the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. The document limited the power of the English monarchy and granted rights to John’s vassals. Many English legal traditions, including the right to trial by jury and equal access to courts for all citizens, had their origins in the Magna Carta