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  • Magna Carta
  • The Great Charter
  • The Decline of Feudalism by Sanai Hayes
  • I did not do it 
  • shut it 
  • We don´t like how you are treating us 
  • Yeah, you don´t treat us the traditional way a king should.
  • In England multiple political changes during the 12th and 13th centuries led to decline of Feudalism, and one of them was the Magna Carta also known as ¨The Great Charter¨.
  • I will do it.
  • Sign this book to put a seal on the deal.
  • The Magna Carta was written to limit the kings power and strengthen the rights of nobles. This book also contributed to every ones rights so they can have a voice when there in a situation.
  • may I please borrow some taxes.
  • Yes you may.
  • In June 1215 the Magna Carta came to be , when angry barons demanded and meeting with king John. The meeting was held a Runnymede (a medow) beside the river Thames. The reason to why these barons were so mad, is because king John had taxed the barons heavily and ignored there traditional right. He also Quarreled with the church and collected large amounts of money from it´s property.
  • Please sir I did not do it.
  • Since there is no lawful judgement from your peers or by the law of the land , you are free.
  • The meeting that the barons had with the king led to an agreement between the both. The kings agreement was that he promised to consult the barons and church officials before imposing special taxes. He also agreed that no free man could be jailed except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.The barons agreed that he could continue to rule, and the his seal was put on.
  • The Magna Carta contributed to the decline of feudalism by strengthening royal authority, it also shifted some power to common people. From common people´s view they were able to defend themselves because they then had rights . From the kings perspective he could not do whatever he wanted to do anymore and take loads of people taxes. Through the barons eyes they now were able to save some of there money.
  • This event led to Common people having more power. They obtained this power by using it against royal authority when they got into a situation that could lead them into lots of trouble. They maintained this power by making sure they explained there rights and liberties that the king cannot violate.
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