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September 30, 2014

Salisbury Cathedral awarded grant for new Magna Carta display

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‘Salisbury Cathedral has been awarded £415,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015.

The cathedral is home to one of the four surviving original Magna Carta.

The peace treaty is seen as the cornerstone of the development of constitutional law in England.

The money will pay for a new permanent exhibition of the original 1215 document in the chapter house using interactive stations and film.

Magna Carta was agreed at Runnymede in 1215 and outlined basic rights with the principle that no-one was above the law, including the king.

It charted the right to a fair trial and limits on taxation without representation.’

To read more of the BBC coverage, click here

To read the Heritage Lottery Fund’s statement on the project, click here



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