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A 19th century view of Magna Carta

The invention of liberty, literacy and prosperity have all been wrongly portrayed as Protestant developments

One of four surviving 1215 Magna Cartas, in Salisbury Cathedral (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The freedoms contained in the 1215 document originate ‘with the Christian Church and Christian theology’

American children in Philadelphia look at one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta (AP)

We should be more grateful for our freedom, argues Daniel Hannan in How We Invented Freedom

Richard II

The family that made England

Ed West is impressed by a superbly told history of medieval England