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A well-documented and hard-fought eight-week siege, again involving many aspects of siege warfare, which saw the recapture of the castle by royal forces from the lawless de Breautes. Very little of the castle remains.

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Magna Carta, or as it is properly called the Great Charter of Liberty, was born on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede when King John – Bad King John as he is more commonly known – was persuaded to accede to a number of demands made...

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