Ruth Mazo Karras discussed, through an analysis of the lives of three women, the way law affected (or not) women at different levels of society in medieval England.
Salisbury Cathedral – home to one of the four original copies of Magna Carta – has opened a new exhibition to highlight the 800th anniversary of the charter.
All sorts of myths and legends grew up around King John and the Magna Carta – this is a part of history that passed into popular culture.
The document, which is heavily damaged, could still be worth as much as £10 million.
There are only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta from 1215. One these originals has now been identified as first belonging to Canterbury Cathedral.
Trowbridge, home to one of the 25 barons elected to enforce Magna Carta, will be hosting an entertaining event at the Civic Centre on 25th April 2015, with a full day of informative seminars by some of the country’s leading historians.
One of the most frequently met generalizations about King John is that he was unfortunate to have lived at a time when those authors who chronicled the events of their own day were churchmen
Here are ten short videos that talk about the Magna Carta, including its history, impact, and 800th anniversary.
Professor Saul discusses the modern relevance of Magna Carta – the product of a feuding Medieval Society which has since shaped the way we think about liberty and the Rule of Law.
A brief, but enlightening, discussion of the intermingled histories of the City of London and Magna Carta.
Lord Judge highlights the real hero of 1215, William Marshal, who’s tireless campaigning and statecraft lead to the adoption of Magna Carta, ejected the French from British soil and secured the Plantaganet dynasty’s hold on the throne.
The Society of Antiquaries of London will launch a historic exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. It will bring together and display, for the first time, the Society’s three copies of the charter.
The Magna Carta and its Legacy begins on Monday, January 12th and runs until February 20th.
There are only four original Magna Carta documents from 1215 which survive. Two are kept at the British Library, one at Lincoln Cathedral…
This study will focus on five noteworthy periods: the first century of Magna Carta, opposition to the early Stuart kings, mid eighteenth-century Britain, eighteenth-century colonial America and Britain in the present day.
Boethius, Gregory the Great, Alfred the Great, Stephen Langton and Thomas More
The First of Century of Magna Carta: Three Crises Ralph Turner (Florida State University, Department of History – Emeritus) Paper given at Presbyterian…
The four surviving original copies of Magna Carta will be brought together for the first time in history in 2015, the year of the 800th anniversary of the issue of the Charter by King John in 1215.
As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta fast approaches in 2015, Professor Nigel Saul takes a look at its relevance to us today.
Perhaps the best way to capture the essence of the relationship between Richard, John and their magnates is to focus on one such relationship and to analyse the changes it underwent over the twenty-seven years the two brothers ruled England. The career of Walter de Lacy provides an excellent opportunity for such an analysis.
This paper begins with the dispute between England and the papacy over an election to the see of Canterbury. The beginning of the quarrel, seemed simple enough: King John’s refusal to accept Stephen Langton as archibishop of Canterbury.
I use the word ritual because in cases of treachery use of a general ‘script’ as ordered by these two accounts emerges with surprising frequency in England in the late 13th and early 14th century.
A charter recently brought to light in the British Library sheds light upon the foundation of Easebourne Priory, established ﬁrst, c. 1216, as a college of priests rather than as a nunnery, only later, c. 1230, transformed into a community of nuns, as a dependency of Benedictine Rusper.
With the approach of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the famous charter of rights from medieval england, we have a timely and useful example for considering what a focus on historical significance could look like.