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Magna Charta

The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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The great document exacted by Barons from King John of England at Runnymede, June 15th, 1215, by which was declared English liberty and English freedom in Church and State, and the ancient rights and privileges of the people were clearly defined and guaranteed. In this document is set forth the independence of England's Church, and from it we learn how untrue is the popular belief that the Church of England was founded by Henry VIII, for among its opening words are these (in Latin): "The Church of England shall be free and her liberties unimpaired." We here see The CHURCH OF ENGLAND referred to as a body already existing, in a State document nearly two hundred years before Henry VIII was born, which is truly a suggestive fact to all thoughtful people.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Magna Charta'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​acd/​m/magna-charta.html. 1901.
 
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