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Magna Carta survived to teach the world a lesson in liberties

Along the peaceful meadows of the River Thames in Surrey, and only a few minutes’ walk from where the John F Kennedy Memorial stands today, a hostile political dispute was settled 801 years ago. Inked with a mix of oak-gall sap and lamp black, Magna Carta, the most significant and arguably the most famous constitutional piece was sealed by one of the feeblest rulers in English history. King…
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A Window into War: The Battle of Falkirk

For centuries prior to the Union of England and Scotland in 1603, there was a bitter rivalry between the two countries. King Edward, I of England in particular, despised the Scots and sought to rule over them, earning himself the nickname ‘Hammer of the Scots’.