Magna Carta Still Holds Surprises, Stanford Scholar Discovers

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Eight-hundred years ago, King John of England issued the Magna Carta, establishing that all people, including the king, were subject to the law. This "Great Charter" inspired legislation safeguarding liberties around the world, including the U.S. Constitution. We'll meet a Stanford scholar who has uncovered new information about one of the original versions of the Magna Carta, and dig into the document's rich history and enduring appeal.


Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning professor of humanities in the English Department at Stanford University