These commemorative stamps have been issued to marking
800 years of the Magna Carta. The six stamps feature text
from Magna Carta, and other charters, bills & declarations
that have developed the rule of law around the world.
Magna Carta was granted by King John of England on 15
June 1215, establishing that the king was subject to the
law rather than being above it. Principles set out in
Magna Carta charted the right to a fair trial, and limits on
taxation without representation.