The Barons met in Bury Abbey
A Poem about the Magna Carta.
The Barons met in Bury Abbey,
they’d been treated very shabby.
King John was not a well-loved man,
he taxed the people out of hand.
To pay for wars that he had lost,
to the Barons and peoples cost.
The Barons drew up a “Liberty Charter”
later on, called “The Magna Carta”.
Secretly they made a vow,
they would not be bullied now.
Then in twelve-fifteen at Runnymede,
they saw their plan succeed.
The King signed, the Barons saw,
no man, not even a king was above the law.
Then throughout the world,
The Magna Carta was unfurled.
As The Charter for the king and the common man,
to live in harmony throughout the land.
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