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The Battles That Won Our Freedoms

1 Freedom from Absolute Monarchy

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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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 Show more

The Battles That Won Our Freedoms

2 Freedom from Unlawful Detention

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith explains how he used 'habeas corpus' on behalf of a British detainee in Guantanamo Bay, and Dr Rachel Hammersley explains its origins in 1620s England. Show more