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Review of the year 2015

2015 has been a very busy year here at the History of Parliament Trust! Of course much of this has been due to the important political anniversaries we’ve been marking this year. These began in January, when Parliament launched their … Continue reading

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The Mini-Barons Celebrate Christmas

Throughout this summer the city of Lincoln celebrated the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runneymede.  Only four copies of this ‘Great Charter’ are still in existence today: two in the British Library, one in Salisbury Cathedral … Continue reading

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Arizona authors take us to Runnymede in #MagnaCarta article

Today, I share a story from our November issue that I fear you might have missed. Drafted by two lawyers who are generous with their time and talents, it covers a terrific celebration in the U.K. of Magna Carta’s anniversary. … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 4 – Datchet to Hampton Court

I really really wanted to finish the walk before we go away on holiday later this month, because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to find enough days until November, by which time the days will be short and the weather … Continue reading

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Canberra – Magna Carta

The fact that this year is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta was brought to our attention by a fellow blogger who has reviewed the Magna Carta exhibition currently on display at the British Library in … Continue reading

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Did you miss the Magna Carta 800th celebrations?

If you missed the Magna Carta celebrations here in Runnymede may I offer you a taste of what happened and why it is important to you? Firstly Magna Carta was 800 on Monday June the 15th 2015 and for you … Continue reading

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Magna Carta Events – March

March Highlights: • 1st: A ‘Read not Dead’ performance of ‘The Troublesome Reign of King John’ at Temple Church, from the Globe Theatre • 5th: Seminar commemorating ‘Magna Carta and the Golden Bull’ hosted by the Embassy of Hungary • … Continue reading

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