What was the significance of Magna Carta in the 13th century?

Lesson rationale

The significance of Magna Carta is debated by historians, and many point to its legacy in later centuries for a true appreciation of its significance; but how significant was it at the time? This activity aims to explore the impact of Magna Carta in the context of the 13th century.

Key questions in this lesson:

  • What was the barons’ intention for Magna Carta?
  • How significant was Magna Carta in the 13th century?
  • Curriculum:  UK
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  • Level:  Ages 11 to 14
  • Subject:  History
  • Date published:  Friday, March 13, 2015