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What Happened on May 12, 1215

Historical Events


Historic PublicationMagna Carta

English barons serve ultimatum on King John which eventually leads to the creation and signing of the Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
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1215 Highlights

About May 12, 1215

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 805 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus