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Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter") is one of the most celebrated documents in English history. At the time it was the solution to a political crisis in Medieval England but its importance has endured as it has become recognised as a cornerstone of liberty influencing much of the civilized world.

 

Only four original 1215 copies of Magna Carta remain and a visit to view the best preserved of these in Salisbury Cathedral's Chapter House is for many visitors the highlight of their time here, now presented in a wonderful new interactive exhibition. The responsibility of owning and interpreting the Magna Carta is important in shaping Salisbury Cathedral's objectives, especially during the document's 800th anniversary in 2015.

 

 

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