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Free online course: Magna Carta (De bakermat van de #mensenrechten!!)

How did a peace treaty signed by an English king in 1215 become such an important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world? This free online course will start by looking at the events that led t...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Jul 24, 2016

Marginalised Carta (U weet wel de Magna Carta van het Habeas Corpus principe)

Sarah GaleSenior Ceremonies and Registration ManagerMarginalised Carta Democracy is 800 years old this year and I'm both disappointed and saddened that my daughter's school has done nothing yet to celebrate the birth of democracy after the moment...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Nov 8, 2015

Cursus over de Magna Carta - de basis van de mensenrechten / grondrechten (gratis)

  About the course How did a peace treaty signed by an English king in 1215 become such an important symbol of liberty an...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Oct 28, 2015

A good sign of things to come

The decision by 21 Labour MPs to abstain in the vote last night on George Osborne’s unnecessary and irrelevant fiscal charter is very welcome. It is possible that their decision to take Jeremy Corbyn at his word will send such … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Oct 15, 2015

Heritage Foundation Celebrates the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta: Its Enduring Legacy – 1215-2015

Magna Carta – the Great Charter – is one of the foundational documents in Anglo-American legal history. Ironically, it began, not as a statement of principle, like our Declaration of Independence, but as a peace treaty. Signed on June 15, 12...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Aug 3, 2015

Daniel Hannan: The Magna Carta — The Text That Makes Us Who We Are

From left, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William and Princess Anne attend an event marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Runymede on Ju...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 16, 2015

Lets Celebrate

This image of the Queen and her immediate family along with a distant cousin who was recently elected as Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury sitting together in Runnymede to celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta is hard to take seriously &...
by IanChisnall on Jun 16, 2015

Magna Carta: Queen and Prime Minister Mark 800th Anniversary

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by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 15, 2015

MAGNA CARTA'S 800TH ANNIVERSARY

MAGNA CARTA SIGNED 800 YEARS AGO TODAYRunnymeade, England (JFK+50) Eight hundred years today, June 15, 1215, King John of England today put his Royal Seal on the Magna Carta or "Great Charter of Liberties."By the charter, the King pledged to res...
by JFK+50 on Jun 15, 2015

Today is the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

Jun 15th, 1215...
by Proof Positive on Jun 15, 2015

Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning

June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its 69 clauses is one of immeasurable importance. Thi...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 13, 2015

The Church’s Central Role in Magna Carta Has Been Airbrushed Out of History

From Catholic HeraldBy Ed West The freedoms contained in the 1215 document originate 'with the Christian Church and Christian theology'This Monday coming marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a peace treaty between a comically cowardly dr...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 10, 2015

Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty

June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes Daniel HannanKing John, pressured by English barons, r...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on May 30, 2015

Ladybird Tuesday: King John and Magna Carta

Now that my Ladybird collecting hobby is so well know I feel like I have an army of spies out there looking for Ladybird books for my collection. One such spy (more commonly known on twitter as Tall_Rich) tweeted me one Saturday evening from St Alban...
by Being Mrs C on Apr 7, 2015

The government's Magna Carta event is bullshit

The government is organising an event to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, and Peter Oborne is not happy about it.Britain has given many wonderful things to the world – Stephen Fry, Parliament, Marmite, Shakespeare, rug...
by Devil's Kitchen on Feb 15, 2015

Stories of self imposed chaos

The weekend has brought several political revelations, all of which should tip us over the edge sufficiently to radically change the way in which we respond to our ‘once every 5 years’ chance to choose what our Government looks like. R...
by IanChisnall on Feb 9, 2015

Top Ten Cultural Heritage Stories of 2014

Welcome to the 5th annual ArchivesInfo Top Ten Stories of the Year. Our list includes the stories that have impacted the cultural heritage professions -- more specifically archives, libraries, and museums - the most over the past year. These stories...
by ArchivesInfo on Jan 1, 2015

Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, and American Government (by Tom Richey)

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by SS-CCSS on Nov 18, 2014

Magna Carta is the Birthright of All English-Speakers

By Daniel Hannan "The ground of my freedom, I build upon the Great Charter of England." John LilburneLondon in August 1647 was a tense and frightened city. The Civil War had exhausted the nation and coarsened its people. Parliament had emerged vict...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jun 17, 2014

The Oldest Clock In The World And Salisbury Cathedral

While on a break we visited Salisbury Cathedral, which is thought to be on the same ley line as Stonehenge. The Cathedral houses the world's oldest working clock, as per the photo above.The first stones for Salisbury Cathedral were laid in 1202. The...


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