The Signing of the Magna Carta

Magna Carta: The words are Latin for Great Charter.  It was drawn up in 1215 between King John of England and a group of English barons and other noblemen who would have liked to see John thrown off his throne.  Today, the Magna Carta is famous as a stepping stone to constitutional government, but it didn’t start out as anything quite so. . . democratic.  With colorful characters such as King John, King Richard I (“Lion Heart”), Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Pope Innocent III, the story of the Magna Carta is entertaining as well as educational.

Pivotal Moments in History series
Twenty-First Century Books/
Lerner Publishing
Ages 12 up
ISBN 978-0-8225-5917-7

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“The clear explanation of the ‘Great Charter’s’ historical context accompanied by informative inserts and beautiful, relevant illustrations make this a book to dip into as well as to read through.”
—VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

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