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Answered 2014-11-06 00:49:09

Answer Initially, the purpose of Magna Carta was to strengthen the power of the barons and weaken that of the king. So, it strengthened the feudal system. However, it also guaranteed that justice would not be sold or denied to any free man or withheld or delayed. It also guaranteed (initially, only to free men) the right to trial by jury. By the late Middle Ages (about 1400) the rights guaranteed to free men were extended to everyone. Magna Carta was changed several times in the Middle Ages. The original version dates from 1215, but in England the version of 1297 came to be regarded as particularly important, as it was the first version approved by Parliament. Probably the actual use made of Magna Carta during the confrontations between the Parliament and the King is more important than the detail of Magna Carta. From about 1620-1690 it was used to extend the rights of ordinary people and to limit the power of the monarchy. Joncey & peinus

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