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“The Magna Carta” presented by Teri Balkenende.

The Magna Carta has been described as one of the most important and most celebrated documents in history.  Signed by King John of England in 1215 to appease a group of rebellious barons, Magna Carta provided inspiration to the later development of English law as well as to our own U.S. Constitution and even the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.  And this summer it celebrates its 800th birthday.

But what exactly is Magna Carta?  What does it say, and does it really deserve its esteemed reputation?

Location: Building 3, room 102

History Seminar is a weekly series of presentations by Highline faculty and other guest speakers about a topic in their field of expertise. This series is taken for college credit but is also open to the public.