15th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 15th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1215 : Magna Carta sealed : Following a revolt by the English nobility against King John’s rule, he put his royal seal on the Magna Carta (aka Great Charter) on the 25th June 1215. The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, and uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws. Although the Magna Carta was more a reactionary than a progressive document in its day, it was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations. | & more about history on this day in the video…