This Day In History - Magna Carta Sealed 1215

Magna Carta Sealed 1215

Thursday, June 15, 2023

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Event Description

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter." The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation's laws. Although more a reactionary than a progressive document in its day, the Magna Carta was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations.

Event Location

Runnymede District, United Kingdom