MAGNA CARTA 1215 – A VISIT TO RUNNYMEDE
“To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice”, words that resonate down the centuries enshrining the principle of the rule of law.
Visit the beautiful meadow of Runnymede where Magna Carta was negotiated and sealed, a landscape preserved by the National Trust where we will see the American Bar Association’s memorial to the “greatest constitutional document of all time”, the memorial to John F Kennedy and the “The Jurors”, an artwork unveiled on the 800th anniversary in 2015. Commentary will focus on the impact of Magna Carta on constitutional developments in this country and throughout the world and the enduring legacy of the document in to the 21st century. The tour can be extended to a full day to include a visit to the beautiful city of Salisbury to see the best preserved original copy of Magna Carta. Alternatively the tour can be combined with a visit to Windsor Castle, a short distance away.