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At Runnymede, at Runnymede, What say the reeds at Runnymede? The lissom reeds that give and take, That bend so far, but never break. They keep the sleepy Thames awake With tales of John at Runnymede. The Reeds of Runnymede Rudyard Kipling On June 15, 1215, a frightened, friendleess desperate man, John, England’s reigning Plantagenet king, slowly rode on horseback with Stephen Langton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, at his side and Sir William Marshall, medievva England’s most celebrated knight...

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