The Story Of Magna Carta

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The story of Magna Carta begins around the year 1200 in medieval England. During this period, the foundation of the society was organized under the feudal system. At the bottom tier, were the poor peasants that farmed lands day in and day out. These farmed lands remained rented from the wealthy Barons, who had acquired a higher status of living only because they had done a favor for the King who had given them these lands as symbol of reward. The King who existed at the top most pinnacle of the tier, owned everything in the kingdom and would do as he pleased, including making people pay taxes and using this money as a way to expand his empire. The King’s power was based on the belief which was supported by the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury

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