MAGNA CARTA AT CHRIST CHURCH – A New Exhibition Launching June 2015

By Lynn Glanville

Magna Carta Poster

1215 on the banks of the River Thames, King John of England agreed to the terms of an extraordinary new document, one which would enshrine the rights of man forever…

2015 celebrates the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Cartaor ‘Great Charter’, one of the most important documents in history,
establishing the principle that everyone, even the king, is subject to the law and guaranteeing all subjects the right to a free trial. The effects of this inspiring document are still felt today, whose foundation principles are clearly seen in the 1791 American Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, penned after the Second World War.

Christ Church Cathedral has announced that as part of the worldwide Magna Carta 800th celebrations they will be putting their own Magna Carta on display. Exclusive to Christ Church Cathedral, this very special 14th century copy of Magna Carta, contained within the cathedral’s Liber Niger or ‘Black Book’, an eclectic mix of literary,
theological, administrative and annalistic material created by the Canons of Christ Church, will form the centrepiece of a new,
interactive family–friendly crypt exhibition.

Launching in June 2015, the display will explain the significance of Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day, …read more

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