"that ever-to-be-famous June morning of 1215"
Magna Carta
Public DomainMagna Carta
The exact spot where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 is not known, possibly in a meadow at Runnymede, or on an island in the Thames (now known as Magna Carta island). The Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in British history, and its original purpose was to limit the powers of the king. One copy is held at Lincoln, one in Salisbury and two copies are in the British Library.

View the Magna Carta online at the British Library.


Magna Carta pub in Lincoln
Creative Commons AttributionMagna Carta pub in Lincoln - Credit: Lincolnian (Brian), Flickr