The Legend of Robin Hood speaks of Richard the Lionhearted. Upon his return to England after crusading in the Holy Land, he took back the throne from his brother John. After Richard's death, though, John again ruled oppressively. The angry barons responded by capturing London and on this date, June 15, 1215, surrounded John on the plains of Runnymeade. There the arbitrary power of the king was forever limited when they forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. It ends with the words: "for the salvation of our souls, and the souls of all our ... heirs, and unto the honor of God."