Podcast Series: An Introduction to Magna Carta

An Introduction to Magna Carta

By Produced by Simon Brown, published 16th June 2015

What precedents were there to Magna Carta? Why was the charter originally drawn up and signed in 1215? Why was it reissued during the thirteenth century? Would “ordinary” people have been aware of Magna Carta? How effective was Magna Carta as means to controlling medieval kings?  Why was it resurrected in the seventeenth century? How has its significance changed over time and what does it mean to us today?

These are just some of the questions explored by world-leading experts in our guide to Magna Carta.

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An Introduction to Magna Carta

  • Henry I and the Coronation Charter
  • King John and Magna Carta
  • Magna Carta during Henry III's reign
  • Simon de Montfort
  • Edward I
  • Magna Carta in the 14th Century
  • Magna Carta: The Clauses
  • Magna Carta today
  • About our Authors