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Magna Carta

Magna Carta: The British Library

In English, Magna Carta translates as "the Great Charter," and, in fact, the effects of this document drafted on a small island nation almost exactly 800 years ago have been great beyond measure. Unsurprisingly, the British Library's coverage of the document's legacy is excellent. Readers may like to start with the animation, What is Magna Carta, narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones, which...