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legal books with scale of justice In the Magna Carta, King John conceded to his middle-class knights rights and freedoms never before granted — and among them was the concept of the duty of a fiduciary.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Most people remember King John as the “bad guy” of the Robin Hood legend. In fact, it was the beleaguered King John who on June 15, 1215 emerged from the misty fields of Runnymede a weakened monarch, having conceded to his middle-class knights’ rights and freedoms never before granted by the British Throne.  The Magna Carta, signed that muggy day, was spawned by many factors, among them: the duty of a fiduciary.

Christopher Carosa


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