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WHAT DID THE MAGNA DO FOR THE COMMONERS AND SERFS SPECEFICALLY? DID IT LIMIT THE POWER...
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Magna Carta didn't do anything for the commoners and the serfs. It did protect certain rights, but only for "freemen." The vast majority of people in England in 1215 were not free but were rather serfs or villeins who were not free to leave the land on which they lived.
It did not really limit the powers of the nobles. It restated some of the king's rights, but only as a way of expressing that these were the only rights he had.
Magna Carta did not end feudalism. Instead, it just shifted the balance of power within feudalism in England. It gave more power to the nobles and took some from the king, but it was still a feudal system that remained in place in England for centuries to come.
Posted by pohnpei397 on November 10, 2009 at 9:05 AM (Answer #1)
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