Learn the history of the Magna Carta with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Magna Carta: the great document has become synonymous with the power of the people. A Medieval English charter of 63 clauses, it has become one of the most famous legal documents in history. Those who wrote the American Declaration of Independence claimed to have been inspired by it. Parliaments the world over look to it as an early affirmation of their right to govern. But what is the Magna Carta, why was it written, and what were the consequences of its production?
To understand the Magna Carta, we must know about the monarch who was forced by his barons to sign it. King John of England could only be pressured into bending to the will of his barons because his rule was highly unsuccessful. As the popular tale of Robin Hood will tell you, John was prince regent of England when his older brother Richard the Lionheart was away on the Third Crusade.
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Whether you need a crash course before trivia night or you simply have an great thirst for knowledge, the iMinds series is the perfect addition to your collection. Performed by the engaging Ellouise Rothwell, this program focuses on the Magna Carta. In an easy-to-follow format, you'll find out the history and importance, as well as the lingering influence of one of the world's greatest historical documents. Easily listened to on your way to work or while finishing up some evening chores, this is a great audiobook for increasing your range of knowledge.
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