Returning power to the 99% …

if they want it!

The Solution

1214 saw the nadir of John’s reign. After yet another failed attempt to regain his French lands he returned to England to extract further taxes and a new army but was met by rebellion. After bloody altercations with his people, the nobles sat down with the king and negotiated 63 clauses that made up the first document which, through the power of the written word, would force the then elite to cease the abuse of the majority.

Magna Carta came into force on 15th June 1215. Of particular significance was a section now called clause 61, which established a committee of 25 nobles who oversaw what the king was up to. They had powers to overrule his will and even confiscate his property if he defied the dictates of the Charter.

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