What can Magna Carta tell us about life in medieval times?

Lesson rationale

Magna Carta is an extremely rich source of evidence about life and customs in the 13th century. This activity will enable students to get better acquainted with both the 13th century and Magna Carta as well as provide an introduction to enquiry skills and handling historical evidence.

Key questions in this lesson:

  • What is Magna Carta? What does it mean?
  • How do we know Magna Carta was important?
  • What can Magna Carta reveal about life in the 13th century?