Magna Carta For Sale

One of the most important documents in the history of the human civilization, Magna Carta, is for sale.

Magna Carta means literally "Great Paper." As mentioned in the NYT article, there is no doubt that it provides a "real rallying point for emphasizing the importance of individual liberty and the rule of law." As Winston Churchill wrote in The Birth of Britain (1956):

…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.

A translation of the 1297 version of Magna Carta can be found here.

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Published in: on September 25, 2007 at 1:06 am  Leave a Comment  

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