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1215 and all that - Paul Pickering on Magna Carta

The original supporters of Magna Carta would be shocked by the idea that their parchment would give rise to the rights we attribute to it today. However, the document remains a powerful symbol of freedom in the current context, argues Professor Paul Pickering on Radio National's Big Ideas.

Magna Carta: second time around? Listen to Paul Pickering's presentation and read the article.

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