The Magna Carta
This is a photograph of a medieval document called the Magna Carta. It was designed to limit medieval monarch's power. King John of England signed the Magna Carta in 1215. It was created after a battle that England fought with France where neither side could defeat the other. Since King John was a monarch, he was basically forced to give up some of his power by signing the Magna Carta. This document is important in history because it limited the power of monarchs over free people in medieval society. Therefore, the society was more peaceful because the monarchs could not force harsh control over the people.
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