Magna Carta Law Liberty Legacy
The British Library is proud to present Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy in commemoration of the eight-hundredth anniversary of Magna Carta. Documenting a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the British Library, and drawing on the Library's rich historical collections—including two original copies of Magna Carta from 1215—this catalog brings to life the history of this globally important document, taking the reader on a journey from the charter's medieval origins through to its contemporary significance and enduring symbolic power. Magna Carta features treasured artifacts inspired by the charter's rich legacy, including Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of Independence and an original copy of the Bill of Rights.
Edited by Claire Breay and Julian Harrison, 2015, Hardcover, 272 Pages.