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Subclass DA - Law of the United Kingdom
|Magna Carta on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."The Magna Carta is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in the year 1215. It was translated into vernacular French as early as 1219, and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions. The later versions excluded the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority that had been present in the 1215 charter. The charter first passed into law in 1225; the 1297 version, with the long title (originally in Latin) "The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest," still remains on the statute books of England and Wales."— Excerpted from|
For one version in its Latin original, see la:Magna Carta.
Translations into English include:
- McKechnie, William Sharp (1914), "Magna Carta. 1215" in Albert Beebe White and Wallace Notestein (1915), Source Problems in English History. Harper: New York.
Works about the Magna Carta
- The Pope and Magna Charta, 18 March 1876 by Henry Edward Manning in Littell's Living Age
- Magna Carta in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia
- The Curse of the Charter-Breakers, by John Greenleaf Whittier
- The Reeds of Runnymede, 1911 by Rudyard Kipling
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