"Please explain the Magna Carta"

The first version of the Magna Carta, or ‘Great Charter’, was written in 1215 as a peace treaty between King John of England and his barons. It established the principle that all people, including the king, had rights and responsibilities under the law.

A copy of the 1297 Magna Carta is held at Parliament House.

To find out more about the Magna Carta, check out this fact sheet.

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