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It is the document that laid the foundation for fundamental principles of English law. Angry colonists complained long before the Boston Tea Party that King George III had violated it. The men who drafted the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights borrowed from it.
It is Magna Carta, agreed to by King John of England in 1215 and revised and reaffirmed through the 13th century. The tail dangling off the page is a royal seal.
And it is about to go on sale.
Originally posted by Ste2652
can be seen by the public instead of being locked away in some ludicrously rich person's home.
Originally posted by FredT
I don't see how this thing can be sold. Its a historical document of major importance. it would be like sellign the Bill of Rights. Some rich guy should not be just able to up and buy it as some sort of conversation piece