A noble forces King John to sign the Magna Carta. The year was 1215.
Sire, we've made a list of rights we deserve. Sign or there will be trouble.
I have no choice but to sign. I can't loose your support.
KEEP OFF GRASS! King, this includes you!
The nobles wanted to limit the king's power and for the rule of law to apply to all.
This quill would forever change history. The Magna Carta was the first English document to limit absolute power of the king. It strengthened the nobles poiwer by respecting property ownership and establishing courts.