And we are still arguing over it! Such is its legacy down the twists and turns of the centuries, as men and women worked upon it and worked it out and reworked it. Today the inheritors of King Cirus of Persia and, subsequently, King John’s barons have moved from a focus on property ownership to the focus upon a more sophisticated concern: the protection of dignity. Towards fairness.

Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning