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Introduction by dr matthew phillips by adding his seal to magna carta on 15 june 1215, king john forever changed the nature of kingship in england. The magna carta is seen as one of the most influential legal documents in british history indeed lord denning (1899 -1999) a distinguished british judge and second. Essential information about magna carta why was it created what does it say and why has it become one of the most celebrated documents in history. Magna carta, also called magna carta libertatum (great charter of freedom), is an english legal charter, originally issued in the year 1215 and was written in latin.
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