The compelling story, of how a medieval peace treaty became the cornerstone of modern Democracy. Magna Carta, traces the story from its beginnings in English Law, and Anglo Saxon freedoms, through the machinations of medieval kingship, to arrive at Philadelphia and become the foundation of the U.S Constitution. Who did what, why it happened and what were the consequences of these various actions.
All told in an easy flowing story, that wants you to turn the page and find out what happened next. The book has been researched from original source manuscripts and histories, although it is not an academic publication, and is purely for fun, I have used accurate authorities and the whole sets a gold standard for authority and readership combined. It is fully illustrated, with 54 pictures, diagrams and maps to ‘illuminate’ the story as you go along. This includes maps to locate the story, family trees to understand the relationship of the monarchs involved and other pictures to help understand the story.
A story of how, one of England’s most useless kings, ended up giving the world one of its most potent symbols of freedom, Magna Carta, and a phrase that should be etched into the memories of every child in the world, “To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice”. It is the basis of all free peoples, and the story has many twists and turns, all chronicled here in a compelling, illustrated story, with which to engage.