Magna Charta


The great event of the reign of King John was the granting of "Magna Charta," and yet we find in the "Shakespeare" play of "King John," Magna Charta is not mentioned anywhere. From this fact we may conclude that the author of this play was not in sympathy with any movements giving rights to the common people.
If Will Shaksper had written the play, as one of the common people himself, he would no doubt have made much of this event, but the play ignores it entirely.
Francis Bacon despised the common people, and thought them unworthy of taking any part in public affairs.
Is it a coincidence that Francis Bacon in all his writings never once refers to Magna Charta?

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