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March 20, 2014

UK Government contributes £1m to Magna Carta Trust

The Magna Carta Trust welcomes the decision by George Osborne,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, to provide a grant of £1 million to the
Magna Carta Trust. The grant is intended to support the work of the
Trust’s 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.

Sir Robert Worcester, Chair of the Magna Carta 800th Committee,
explained that “the Magna Carta is England’s greatest export. It is
the foundation stone supporting the freedoms enjoyed by hundreds of
millions of people today in over 100 countries.”

“This grant will provide a much needed boost to support our
co-ordination and public awareness raising campaigns. But most
importantly, it will be used to support events and activities across
the country to deepen our understanding of the importance of Magna
Carta, both historically and today”.

Click MC800 Why Commemorate for a brochure outlining why we are commemorating 800 years of Magna Carta.



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