Archeological remains can illuminate how and where early cultures lived, stored food and produced tools. We can learn of their religious practices, political organization and what type of …show more content…
“Under Henry II (r. 1154-1189), England developed and extended a common law – a law common to and accepted by the entire country, unique in medieval Europe” (McKay et al., 2015, pg. 396). When Henry’s son John took the throne, he was a disappointment. When his military lost to France, they made John sign the Magna Carta in 1215, “which became the cornerstone of English justice and law” (McKay et al., 2015, pg. 396).
The Magna Carta was simply meant to assert traditional rights enjoyed by certain groups, but in time it came to signify the broader principle that everyone, including the king and the government, must obey the law. Because later generations referred to the Magna Carta as a written statement of English liberties, it gradually came to have an almost sacred importance (McKay et al., 2015, pg. 396).
The Magna Carta gave free man justice, security and law. The fact that it is still important today is proof that the Magna Carta still holds important values when it was written as it does