The Magna Carta (1215), by Lee Lawrie, South Façade

Pierced Stone Panel by Lee Lawrie. South Facade. The first of Three documents critical to the founding of America.

1215 A.D. the Magna Carta, or Great Charter, established the rights to the Common People under English King John.

John was viewed as a tyrant by his vassals, and the Magna Carter was a feudal contract between the king and his people. It established the rights of the nobility, but later extended these rights to the English people.

It put forth that the King was not above the law.

Aways good advice for leaders.


It also established concepts of: no taxation without representation; that justice could not be bought and sold, denied or delayed; and that life and property were to be ensured by due process of law.



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