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1166 King John of England was born.
1199 King John began his reign.
1209-1213 The Pope excommunicated King John for these years.
1213 Tensions between the barons/Church and the King mounted.
1214 England lost the decisive Battle of Bouvines to France, enraging the English barons.
1215 Charter of Liberties (which became known as Magna Carta) was written. In a short time, it was forced into law by rebellious barons and then repudiated by the King.
1216 King John died; King Henry III (and his regents, as he was underage) succeeded him.
1216 A new version of Magna Carta became law.
1217 Another, revitalized, version of Magna Carta was signed into law.
1225 King Henry III came of age. He agreed to a fully rewritten, final Magna Carta in exchange for a massive tax.
            LEGACY / EXAMPLES OF MAGNA CARTA'S INFLUENCE
1791 The US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
1948 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 The European Convention on Human Rights

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1. When was King John born? ________________________________________________________

2. When did King John become King of England? ______________________________________

3. When did the barons force the original version of Magna Carta into law? __________________

4. When did King John die? ________________________________________________________

5. What was the name of King John's successor? _________________________________________



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History of Magna Carta

History of Magna Carta

Read this history of Magna Carta—the famous English document which limited the power of the King, declaring that he was not above the law.
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Short History of Magna Carta

This is a shorter version of how the Magna Carta came to be.
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Magna Carta Timeline Worksheet/Quiz

A printable timeline on Magna Carta. Read the timeline, then answer the questions. Or go to the quiz answers, or to a PDF of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).
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Magna Carta Simple Printout

Read a very simple printout on Magna Carta, with a picture of the last version of the document, from 1225. Or go to a pdf of the page (subscribers only).
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Magna Carta Printout

Read a printout on Magna Carta, and see a picture of one of the few original copies, from 1215. Or go to a pdf of the page (subscribers only).
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Magna Carta Cloze Activity

Use the word bank to fill in the blanks in this Magna Carta Cloze Activity. Or go to the cloze answer page.


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