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June 15th, 2015
Episode 173 of 433 episodes
It’s the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. A medieval document sealed by King John of England. And why should you care? This document has established that no-one stands above the common law – not even kings. To the present day, Magna Carta is evoked whenever basic freedoms come under threat.