No Rights

August 24 1215 – 27 Elul 4975


Pope Innocent III declared the Magna Carta invalid. Forced by his barons to grant this charter of rights, King John of England had submitted a copy for the pope’s approval. Two articles aroused Innocent’s displeasure – one protecting John’s Jewish subjects, the other allowing them to charge Christians interest. Later versions of the Magna Carta include no mention of Jews or their rights.