Magna Carta of King John - 1215
Translation on parchment paper.
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, There are four surviving original copies of the 1215 document.
Magna Carta is famous as a symbol of justice, fairness, and human rights. For centuries it has inspired and encouraged movements for freedom and constitutional government in Britain and around the world. But when it was issued by England’s King John in June 1215 it was an attempt to prevent a civil war between the king and his powerful barons.
Very topical subject at the moment !