British Library's Magna Carta exhibition enters last weeks

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Diamonds Forever

2015-08-05 14:11:31

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, a major exhibition at the British Library, is entering its last few weeks.

The exhibition commemorates 800 years since the revolutionary document. It features various manuscripts and other objects, from weapons and armour to King John’s bones, and has been critically acclaimed in the press.

Co-curator Julian Harrison comments: We’ve been thrilled at the number of people who’ve been to see our exhibition and by their overwhelmingly positive response to it. We wanted to put together a show that introduced Magna Carta to a wide audience, and which challenged people’s conceptions about the origins of our basic rights.

“There’s something for everyone to see, from King John’s teeth to the US Declaration of Independence, and from an executioner’s axe to the earliest record of Shakespeare on film.”

It’s on until September 1. 

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