The Magna Carta – Clauses As Tweets


One year from today will be the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. But what was this “Great Charter”, what did it say, and what meaning could this historical document have for us now? How well would a document written in 1215, to settle a dispute between a King and his Barons in a feudal Britain, weather the centuries to modern readers?

Beyond people talking about it, I had never read all 63 clauses of the Magna Carta. Reading a tweet by Tom Holland that everyone interpreted it to their own political biases I decided to not only read, to but tweet each clause as I did. Adding humour where 140 characters would allow.

Hours later I finished. Enjoy!










If you are looking for the full text with a handy side historical context, recommend checking out this site here.

Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog

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Filed under British Politics, British Society, Culture, politics

2 responses to “The Magna Carta – Clauses As Tweets

  1. John, suggest you put a page break (the wordpress ‘more’ button tool above the editing pane) below your intro. My reblog is a mile long with all the tweets included!

    The other advantage is it encourages people to click more to read the rest of the post, winning you precious page impressions for your blog stats.

    Cheers – TB

    • The WordPress reblog option usually gives a snippet with a link to the original, much longer piece.

      Will look though at condensing option so home page shows more blog posts for people to consider clicking 👍

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