Tag: Magna Carta


Man arrested after trying to steal Magna Carta copy from Salisbury Cathedral

British police have arrested a man after he apparently tried to steal one of the original copies of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.


Magna Carta and Canada

Magna Carta, one of the most famous documents in English history, turns 800 years old this month. It’s importance goes far beyond the British Isles, including to Canada, where a new book and exhibition are highlighting the impact the medieval charter made on the country.


What would the Magna Carta look like if it were written for the digital age?

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the British Library has created the Magna Carta: My Digital Rights project to examine what people think about in the issues of freedom and control in the digital age. The public can vote on their favourite clauses and on Monday 15 June, Magna Carta Day, the library will publish the results in the form of a ‘Magna Carta for the digital age’.