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The 800th Anniversary of The Magna Carta – June 2015

The 800th Anniversary of The Magna Carta – June 2015
The 800th Anniversary of The Magna Carta - June 2015

Today we transported groups of historians to Runneymede as they gather in celebration to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”),is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons.