World History Moment: The Magna Carta turns 800

World History Moment: The Magna Carta turns 800
World History Moment: The Magna Carta turns 800

World History Moment: The Magna Carta turns 800

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It’s the 800th anniversary for the Magna Carta. In honor of its octocentennial, historian John Schmidt joins us to talk about the origins of the charter. The Magna Carta is considered to be the cornerstone of democracy, and helped inspire the U.S. Constitutions and Bill of Rights. It was also instrumental in establishing the right of due process. (Photo: Flickr/anselor)