December 12, 2014
Magna Carta Barons Association to provide facsimile copy to each of the principle towns.
£12,500 has been granted to provide a facsimile copy of Magna Carta to each of the towns and villages representing the principal rebel barons who secured the charter from King John in 1215.
At Runnymede, beside the Thames, the baronial army met King John in June 1215 and there, twenty four of their barons – and the Mayor of London – were chosen to ensure that the king kept to his word. Twenty of the twenty-two towns and villages that made up their chief manors in 1215 have come together to form the Magna Carta Barons Association.
A facsimile of the rare 1215 edition held by the British Library will be printed on parchment for each of the towns.
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