Re: [pepysdiary] NYTimes.com: Early Copy of Magna Carta on Sale in New York
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For those who think this is off-topic, the barons' revolt that resulted in the Magna Carta Libertatum, was provoked in part by war taxes. We (landowners) are in for war taxes again in 1664.
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta
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NATIONAL | December 7, 2007
Early Copy of Magna Carta on Sale in New York
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The document, which Sotheby s vice chairman calls ' the most important document in the world, ' is expected to fetch a record $20-30 million.