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MP3 of Magna Carta Turkey Shoot on Scott Horton Show

Scott Horton and I had a rowdy chat on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta on his radio show.  Everyone seems to have forgotten how King John tried to slaughter the barons after he promised to limit his power.  Following is the nub of my comments in this interview: From the mid-1200s onwards, English kings were […]

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King John Butchered Authors of Magna Charta

… or at least he tried to butcher them.  On this day 800 years ago, King John was compelled to sign Magna Charta, formally accepting a limit to his prerogative to ravage everything in England.  But the ink on his signature was barely dry before he brought in foreign forces and tried to wipe out […]

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