Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy 800th Birthday, Magna Carta

In the NY Times today are a couple of articles on the origins and subsequent editions of the Magna Carta. For more, check out the book at Butler Libraries, or the link to the NY Times article http://nyti.ms/1GFgi7M.

“The myth of Magna Carta lies at the whole origin of our perception of who we are as an English-speaking people, freedom-loving people who’ve lived with a degree of liberty and under a rule of law for 800 years,” said Nicholas Vincent, a professor at the University of East Anglia and the author of “Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction.”


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