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Magna Carta 2015

by Gerry Lynch last modified 12 Oct, 2015 11:46 AM

2015 saw the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215.

14 June 2015
We joined the Bishop on our Diocesan Magna Carta Pilgrimage from Old Sarum to the Cathedral, celebrating the 800th anniversary of a document that changed the world. Click here for more on an exciting and fun day.

An exciting programme of events centred on Salisbury Cathedral took place throughout 2015. Click here for their Magna Carta page.

This website also has information on the social justice aspects of celebrating Magna Carta's octocentenary. Click here.

Click here for a Magna Carta hymn by a retired priest in Trowbridge.

Sealed at Runnymede in 1215, Magna Carta limited the power of the Crown and protected the rights of nobles. It remains relevant today and is still cited regularly by human rights defenders around the world. It is significant that two of the four surviving copies are owned by Cathedrals, for the document contains much that supports the Christian principle that all are made in the image and likeness of God; many of the detailed provisions concerned protecting the livelihoods of common people. Click here to read an introductory lecture to the history of Magna Carta by Robert Key FSA.

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