My topic of the evening: The Relevance of the Magna Carta in the 21st Century and Plans for its Commemoration on the 800th Anniversary.
I would share with you three sections of my talk:
Why me, why now?
Why commemorate Magna Carta, agreed in 1215, at all?
What’s going to happen from now through the end of next year?
Growing up in America I had a pretty thorough schooling in English history, English literature and not least English cinema (that was before television), which began with the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, then 1066 and all that, in 1215, the Great Charter, later Magna Carta.