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Magna Carta Virtual Tour

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy has been the most successful exhibition ever staged by the British Library, with in excess of 100,000 visitors. But we are aware that many, many more will never be able...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Aug 2015

British Museum Loans in Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

As the British Library's major exhibition Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy draws to a close — it's been an amazing 5 months — we'd like to take this opportunity to showcase some of the key British...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 Aug 2015

Shameful and Demeaning: The Annulment of Magna Carta

Today, 24 August 2015, marks an important date in history, one overlooked in this year of anniversaries (the Battle of the Somme, Waterloo, Agincourt, the De Montfort Parliament). For on this day 800 years...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 Aug 2015

Little Ado About Something Rather Significant: William Shakespeare and Magna Carta

If you were writing a play about the reign of King John, what would be the one scene you could not dispense with? The sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, perhaps? Yet, this is exactly the scene that the...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Aug 2015

Two Weeks to See Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, the British Library's most successful exhibition ever, closes on Tuesday, 1 September. This week we were delighted to receive our 100,000th paying visitor, all the way...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Aug 2015

Magna Carta, The British Library and The National Archives

Putting together any major exhibition always calls upon the expertise and generosity of countless individuals. In the case of Magna Carta; Law, Liberty, Legacy -- which closes at the British Library on...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 13 Aug 2015

Magna Carta Catalogue On Special Offer

Our wonderful Magna Carta exhibition is coming to an end — it closes on 1 September 2015. But all the exhibits can also be viewed in the accompanying illustrated catalogue, edited by curators Claire...

The Peasants Are Revolting: The Coronation Charter of Henry I

When the charter of liberties we now know as Magna Carta was drawn up at Runnymede in 1215, it tapped into a long tradition of English kings making promises to uphold good laws and repudiate past oppressions....

Help Us Decipher This Inscription

Visitors to Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy may have noticed that we have one or two objects on display, in addition to the many manuscripts and documents telling Magna Carta's 800-year-old story. One...

What's Your Favourite Magna Carta Item?

A group of us were recently discussing what is our favourite item in the British Library's Magna Carta exhibition. Mine changes every day, but I had recently plumped in a Twitter Q&A for the John Wilkes...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Jul 2015

Equality, Huh? Who Would Have Thought It?

Our current major show, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, is about to enter its final weeks. The exhibition closes on 1 September, so hurry to see it while you still have the chance. If you're not aware,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 Jul 2015

Happy Birthday, Declaration of Independence!

Today is the 4th of July, the birthday of one of the most famous documents in the world, the United States Declaration of Independence. This year we are celebrating another very important birthday at the...

Magna Carta Celebrates Its 800th Birthday!

The big day has finally arrived! Magna Carta, one of the most famous documents in the world is celebrating its 800th birthday. Granted by King John of England at Runnymede, a water meadow on the River...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 15 Jun 2015

How The Forest Charter Was Saved From Destruction

A short while ago we blogged about Magna Carta's smaller cousin, known as the Charter of the Forest. In 1217, Magna Carta's clauses relating to forest law were removed to a separate document, the Forest...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Jun 2015

Words on Sheepskin

We have been overwhelmed by the critical response to our Magna Carta exhibition. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already visited or has written to us about it, and we hope...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 Jun 2015

Magna Carta: My Digital Rights

This week the public have the chance to shape a ‘Magna Carta for the digital age’, by voting for My Digital Rights clauses generated by school students from around the world. Launched with BBC Radio...

Space: The Final Frontier

Our major Magna Carta exhibition contains 202 items, which we selected from a long-list of over 2,000 potential candidates. One of the items that didn't make the final cut was a curious book entitled Magna...

The Trial of Sir Thomas More

What does Magna Carta have to do with the English Reformation? Answer: lots. Magna Carta’s first clause claiming that ‘the English Church is to be free and have its rights in whole and its liberties...

The Document That (Almost) Changed the Course of History

You may be aware that some of the most famous documents in the world are currently on display at the British Library. One of those is Magna Carta (for good measure, we have no fewer than 6 of the medieval...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 May 2015

Magna Carta, Super Charter!

What do the following people (and 200 others) have in common? Alan Rusbridger, Antony Gormley, Brian Eno, Caitlin Moran, Caroline Lucas, Clive Stafford Smith, Doreen Lawrence, Edward Snowden, Eliza Manningham-Buller,...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 May 2015

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