800th anniversary of Magna Carta at the City of London Heritage Gallery​



Discover more about one of the key moments in British history at the outstanding Magna Carta exhibition, hosted at the new City of London Heritage Gallery.

Coinciding with the UK wide celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this is a rare opportunity to get up close to the best surviving 13th century version of the document in existence. Magna Carta was a vital development in the process that eventually led to Britain becoming a democratic nation. It was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, close to Windsor, on 15 June 1215. Leading the way to constitutional law, it allowed the feudal barons to limit the powers of the king, paving the way for subjects to be more influential on royalty rather than the other way around.

The historic document on display features an early example of a post it note, with a memorandum reading Make It Happen having been added to the Latin text.


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Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre

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