Tag Archives: King John

The full text of The Magna Carta

The Ancient Greeks were amongst the first to enjoy very limited freedoms and some found themselves to live without a master.    Their great rivals the Persians similarly had equal rights for men and women and all races were free … Continue reading

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The Lost Treasures of Bad King John (plus other treasures both found and missing).

Have you ever wanted to get rich quick?  Long before Nigerian spammers were in on the act there was the art of metal-detecting.  Often metal-detecting enthusiasts are derided as being a little bit odd and depicted as spending their lives wondering … Continue reading

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The signing of The Magna Carta 798 years ago today.

This weekend marks the 798th anniversary of the ‘signing’ of The Magna Carta or Great Charter.  It is known world-wide as being the founding of modern principles of democracy and individual rights and freedoms while curtailing the power of the … Continue reading

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