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In this section, the role of the most significant battles and sieges in the story of Magna Carta are highlighted by the Battlefields Trust and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.
This commentary was compiled by Edward Dawson, assisted by Dr Matthew Bennett, with substantial research by Michael Ingram.
The Magna Carta 800th Battlefields Project seeks to raise awareness of the battlefields and sieges associated with Magna Carta and the Barons’ Wars. It provides interpretation and educational resources to tell this story, and many of the sites here feature on Magna Carta Trails. We hope it will inspire and stimulate others to investigate, and find out more to add to this fascinating story.
The Trust has produced commentary on the Great Charter and conflict in its companion Battlefields Magazine. Click to download the following:
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