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In 1952, the Australian government purchased an inspeximus copy of Magna Carta from the reign of Edward I. This document confirmed and re-enacted the main provisions of the Great Charter signed by King John in 1215, and was enacted by parliament in…

In 1952, the Australian government paid £15,600 to secure the purchase of an inspeximus copy of Magna Carta from the reign of Edward I. This document confirmed and re-issued the main provisions of the Great Charter signed by King John in 1215, and…

On the seven hundred and twentieth anniversary of the first issue of Magna Carta (in 1215), this article in the Western Mail outlines the charter’s significance for English history and notes that special lessons had been delivered in Australian…