Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Magna Carta images

Medievalist Dr. Richard Nokes tells us about the NYTimes article about the auction of a version of the infamous Magna Carta, originally issued in 1215. Prof. Nokes also points out this excellent interactive view of the whole Magna Carta. Check it out!

My favorite line from Magna Carta:
First, that we have granted to God, and by this present charter have confirmed for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the English Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its liberties unimpaired.
in perpetuity... If only this had been respected in later years...

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails