(From Peter): http://www.rightsandwrong.com.au/pdf/MAGNA%20CARTA%20MONUMENT.pdf
Which, once again starts well immediately after kick-off ... but
about 5 minutes into the first half goes off on flights of fancy by
ignoring what was previously said:
Magna Carta was not an act of Parliament.
There was no Parliament. Magna Carta was not born of a revolution.
Henry II's structures of government stayed in place. It was a
bargain struck between King John and the Barons who thought
themselves oppressed by his demands.
... and then morphs ... by some strange Australian magic ... into:
After John's death in 1216, Magna Carta was
reissued by the Regents of the infant Henry 111 in 1216 and again
in 1217. In 1225, Henry having come of age, he made the final and
definitive reissue of the text under his seal. The original 63
Chapters were reduced to 37.
... and so on ... yada ... yada ... yada.
How can you 'reduce' something, that bore the Great Seal ... and
said - in effect - but quite plainly - "You can't tamper with
this in any way whatsoever"?