Magna Carta

Magna Carta

At Runnymeade, King John signed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215.  The document was negotiated between the King and Barons of England after the Barons rebelled against increased taxes to fund the King’s wars in France to retake lands lost to the King of France. ...

Robin Hood and the Magna Carta

The legend of Robin Hood rose out of the chaos of the reign of King John of England, during the early thirteenth century.  Upon the death of Henry II in 1189, his third son, Richard who would be known as the Lionheart, awarded lands to his brother John, including...