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Eleanor of Aquitaine – the queen who wouldn’t quit

This post is adapted from a class I co-taught at a judicial conference in 2015, marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. *** It all started with a 12th Century French Duchess. Eleanor of Aquitaine’s father fell ill when she … Continue reading

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Happy 800th Birthday to Magna Carta – a document that is as fresh as the day it was born

When King John signed Magna Carta on that field in Runnymede 800 years ago today, he likely didn’t dream that eight centuries later people would still celebrate its clauses. One clause that continues to fascinate and guide people – perhaps … Continue reading

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