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What happened on 15 June 1215?

Short sketch outlining what happened at Runnymede

So, what exactly happened on 15 June 1215?

To answer that question, we need to go to Runnymede.

As we saw in the last step, the barons were very unhappy with the way they were being treated under King John. They met with King John at Runnymede and presented him with their list of demands. This list of demands was Magna Carta.

There were 63 demands (or clauses) in Magna Carta – it must have taken King John quite a while to read them.

Think about the things we mentioned in previous steps that the barons were unhappy about. Can you guess what any of the Magna Carta clauses might have been?

Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

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