May 20, 2014
Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting
2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet how this iconic text has been understood, used and commemorated has changed markedly over the centuries, not just in England, but throughout the British Isles and in the one-time British Empire. This lecture explores some of these shifts over time, and discusses how – and how far – the cult that evolved
around this text can be related to the UK’s lack of a written constitution.
This is the 10th lecture in the series, hosted by Royal Holloway and run in association with the Magna Carta Trust. The last lecture in the series will be in 2015.
All welcome, admission free. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Windsor Building Foyer. For more information, click here.