It’s the moment that the Barons, and their forces have been waiting for. Even today, there are some who think that King John won’t sign off on all the articles. Freemen of all walks of life eagerly await and watch as events unfold. CBS reporters take you there as they interview the people, and report on the atmosphere, and events.
Despite the political importance of the Magna Carta, the common people only care that peace will reign in the land. Anticipation reaches a high point when King John arrives. The significance of the Magna Carta is that it empowers the Barons to govern at will, and independant of the King. Political posturing is kept up until the very end.
PS: originally posted on, May 16, 2010. Keep listening in as we continue our march through time from ancient times, through the middle ages, and beyond.