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Government Resources: Society: Rights and Equality

Human and Civil Rights

Magna Carta

Magna Carta, 1297 :   Widely viewed as one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy.

Magna Carta

…here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it. Winston Churchill




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