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What happened next?

Watch Genevieve explain what happened to the Magna Carta in the years after 1215.

King Charles was a monarch who believed in the “divine right of Kings”: he believed his right to rule had been given to him by God. Charles was a “sovereign monarch”, which meant that he had supreme power and authority.

Charles’ strong belief in his sovereign power led to a challenge from Edward Coke, who reminded him of the principles set out in Magna Carta.

King Charles’ belief in his God-given powers meant that he did not feel he had to answer to anyone. This belief led to his downfall.

Do you have a monarch in your country? What rights do you think a King or Queen should have? Please share your ideas in the comments below.

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