- From England to America: Magna Carta and the Supremacy of Law by Russell Kirk explores the development of representative democracy in the wake of Magna Carta. As Kirk puts it:
Most of the many articles of the Great Charter have lost their significance with the passing of the feudal age. But a fundamental principle of Magna Carta, though not expressed in so many words in that document itself, endures to our day. This principle entered into the developing common law of the thirteenth century, and appeared in later royal charters and statutes. It became the rock upon which the English constitution was built. It is the principle of the supremacy of law: the idea that an enduring law exists, which all men must obey. The king himself is one of those men under the law. Along with this principle ran a corollary principle—that if the king breaks the law, and invades the rights of his vassals, then barons and the people may deprive him of his powers.
- Magna Carta's Lasting Significance for American Freedom by Andrew Roberts introduces a video lecture that sets out the links between Magna Carta and our own Constitution.