Editor says, what if King John had slaughtered the rebellious barons at Runnymede? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in our history, of course, John capitulated at Runnymede, signing what came to be known as the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter". The barons, having gotten what they wanted, stood down, and Prince Louis never had the opportunity to actually seize power in England. The Magna Carta, the primary focus of which originally was protecting the rights of the barons and the church, came to be regarded as a declaration of the rights of all English subjects, and by extension of human beings generally. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.