15 June, 2006

To All Free Men of the Kingdom

Thanks to Wikipedia for reminding me that today is the 791st anniversary of the day King John put his seal on the Magna Carta. The National Archives has the story of the document's place in history as a charter of freedoms and its influence on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. A 1297 version, re-issued by Edward I, will be on display in the Archives here in DC beginning in September.


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