December 30, 2014
Magna Carta 800th one of English Heritage’s ‘Top 10′ Anniversaries of 2015.
30th December, 2014.
The 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta has been placed on an English Heritage list of top anniversaries in 2015.
The sealing of Magna Carta is the oldest event in the list, and stands alongside the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Also on the list is a direct descendant of the sealing of Magna Carta: the De Montfort Parliament of 1265 is seen as an important moment in the history of Parliamentary democracy. De Montfort was the ringleader of English Barons who participated in the Second Barons’ War, a conflict influenced hugely by the precedents set by the Barons who engineered Magna Carta in 1215.
UK Parliament are leading with events commemorating the De Montfort Parliament, and are working with Magna Carta 800th to recognise Magna Carta internationally in 2015.
To read the English Heritage’s list of the top anniversaries of 2015 in The Telegraph, click here.