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Did Magna Carta apply to women?
This activity explores how Magna Carta addressed women and how  … read more
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Human rights: A ‘Magna Carta’ for all humanity
In this full lesson, students use documents to explore the r  … read more
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How can a peace treaty become an enticement to go to war?
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Habeas corpus, human rights and detention
Students are introduced to the principle of habeas corpus and  … read more
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Introduction to Magna Carta: Does Magna Carta matter today?
Students find out what Magna Carta is, how it came about and  … read more
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Legal aid
One of Magna Carta's clauses remaining in English Law today is  … read more
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Introduction to Magna Carta: why was it created?
This activity explores the events leading up to Magna Carta for  … read more
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Magna Carta, parliament and representation of the people
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Magna Carta and Radicalism
This activity explores how Magna Carta 18th and 19th century  … read more
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Magna Carta and the English Civil War
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Magna Carta in the 17th century
This activity extends students' knowledge beyond 1066 and will  … read more
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Magna Carta and its global influence
The Magna Carta’s journey across the country and the world provide  … read more
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Right to a fair trial
In this activity students explore two legal cases (one historical  … read more
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Significant people: the struggle for rights, liberty and democracy
In this activity, students reflect on Magna Carta's legacy through  … read more
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Trial by jury
Students find out about the role of Magna Carta in establishing  … read more
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Perceptions of King John in the 17th century
This activity examines perceptions of King John with a focus  … read more
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Should we remember Magna Carta?
This activity focuses on handling primary evidence as well as  … read more
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Toys, Games and Songs: Magna Carta in Education
Students consider what games, toys and songs about Magna Carta  … read more
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What can Magna Carta tell us about life in medieval times?
This activity enables students to get better acquainted with  … read more
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What was the significance of Magna Carta in the 13th century?
This activity explores the impact of Magna Carta in the context  … read more
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Who benefitted from Magna Carta?
This activity explores the significance of Magna Carta in the  … read more
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Writing and communication in medieval times
How did people find out about Magna Carta during the 13th century?  … read more
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Young people and the justice system
One of the clauses in the 1215 Magna Carta that remains a part  … read more
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