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Magna Carta, Langton, and the see of Rome

From Mr Robert Ian Williams

Sir, - I find it amazing that an Anglican, the Revd Dr Robin Griffith-Jones (Comment, 8 August), writes of the significance of the Magna Carta phrase "Let the English Church be free" as a hallmark of ecclesiastical independence.

The freedom that was won at Runnymede was the freedom of the Catholic Church in England to be free from royal interference in its relationship with the Holy See. Indeed, for several years before the signing, the ...

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