English home where King John signed Magna Carta in 1215 is up for sale
Here’s a great property for fans of the “great charter.”
The home built on the English island where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 is available for sale, priced at 4.25 million British pounds, or about $5.98 million.
The Magna Carta is the then-groundbreaking document that set rules for the king and guaranteed certain individual rights, providing a foundation of ideas that were expanded on hundreds of years later in the U.S. via documents like the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Four of the original clauses from the Magna Carta are still British law today, according to the U.K. Parliament.
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This current seven-bedroom home was built by the sheriff of the county in 1834 on the same site where the Magna Carta was signed, an island in the River Thames. The island was chosen because of the protection its walnut trees and the river provided against enemy longbows, according to the listing.
The home includes a “charter room” with a stone lying in the spot of the signing …
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