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‘No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed … except through the lawful judgment of his peers or through the law of the land.’ ‘To no one shall we sell, to no one shall we deny or delay right or justice.’ Magna Carta (or ‘Great Charter’ of English Liberties) is one of the most important documents in legal history. The Latin text of one version of this landmark document (the 1217 issue of Henry III) is transcribed here in full, together with a modern translation & an introduction which traces the background to the making of the charter & its subsequent revisions through the centuries. It also explains how this text has become an enduring symbol of freedom in Britain & throughout the world.


Publisher‎: The Bodleian Library; Translation, Bilingual edition (1 April 2016). Language‎: English. Hardcover‎: 64 pages. ISBN-10‎1851244522. ISBN-13‎978-1851244522. Dimensions‎10.16 x 1.02 x 15.24 cm.

Pocket Magna Carta: 1217 Text and Translation

SKU: Bk-Magna
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