What Was the Purpose of the Magna Carta?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 12:25:02 AM ET
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The purpose of the Magna Carta was to guarantee land owners and English gentry that they would not be unfairly taxed. The complaints that lead to the Magna Carta were not dissimilar from those that prompted the American Revolution.

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