Magna Carta

The great charter of English liberties wrung from King John in 1215, its relation to the London aldermen, and some of its more curious provisions are discussed in LONDON: 'The Mayor'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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