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Magna Carta: History & Legacy

This is a short guide for those who want to explore the origins and influence of Magna Carta in this 800th Anniversary year.


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Recent articles

D. Carpenter, Magna Carta 1253: the ambitions of the Church and the divisions within the realm, 86 Hist. Res. 180 (2013).

__________, More light on Henry III's confirmation of Magna Carta in 1253, 86 Hist. Res. 192 (2013).

The Spirit of Magna Carta continues to resonate in Modern Law, 119 L.Q. Rev. 227 (2003).

Ralph V. Turner, The meaning of Magna Carta since 1215, 53 Hist. Today (Sep. 2003).

R. M. Helmholz, Magna Carta and the ius commune, 66 U. Chi. L. Rev. 297 (1999).

Historical articles

Max Radin, The Myth of Magna Carta, 60 Harv. L. Rev. 1060 (1947).

H.D. Hazeltine, The influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development, 17 Col. L. Rev. 1 (1917).

C.H. McIlwain, Due Process of law in Magna Carta, 14 Colum. L. Rev. 27 (1914).

Edward Jenks, The Myth of Magna Carta, 4 Indep. Rev. 260 (1904).