Negative Effects Of The Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta was written in 1215 due to the misbehavior of King John. After his brother died, John became king and demanded that nobles pay higher taxes to support his wars in France. Unfortunately, this was not a popular idea among the nobles. Powerful barons joined together to revolt against the king, even threatening to take his life. John’s consequence was one of the most significant documents in world history, the Magna Carta, which stood for “Great Charter” in Latin. This imperative manuscript protected the rights and liberties of not only the nobles, but “regular people”. It included several laws, one of which was completely straightforward - the king must obey the charter. No new taxes could be set in place without consent from the Great Council; a body of …show more content…
Per usual, John didn’t like the pope’s decision and exiled the monks. Innocent was furious with John, and ordered an interdict in England in 1208, excommunicated John in 1209 and even encouraged Philip to invade England in 1212. John finally backed down and endorsed Stephen Langton, but had to pay the pope annually to stay on his good side. The Magna Carta had a negative effect on King John. The document limited his power and control as a monarch and prevented him from making decisions for his kingdom that seemed to fit his standards, but not the pope. Nobles, however, were positively affected due to the charter protecting their land and their rights and liberties. They could have a reasonable trial and were taxed fairly, just like knights, peasants and serfs. Knights were neutral. Although they had rights, the Great Charter wasn’t a serious military document that changed much for the soldiers. Peasants and serfs were greatly pleased with the Magna Carta, as it protected their rights and liberties as well and taxed them

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