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1 Freedom from Absolute Monarchy

Phil Tinline asks historian David Carpenter to explain how Magna Carta challenged King John's tyranny in 1215 and asks Saudi human rights activist Ghanem Almasarir for his response

In this first episode, Phil Tinline asks historian Professor David Carpenter to explain how Magna Carta challenged King John's tyranny in 1215 - and asks exiled Saudi human rights activist Ghanem Almasarir what he makes of the story, given his own experience of perhaps the nearest thing the world today has to an absolute monarchy.

Producer: Phil Tinline

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14 minutes