Magna Carta Island could make $6.5m at Sotheby's


2015-06-26 13:50:36


Magna Carta Island could make $6.5m at Sotheby's

The island where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 could be yours

Magna Carta Island, where King John signed the famous document on June 15, 1215, is available to buy at Sotheby's real estate department with a guide price of 3.9m ($6.5m).

The agreement was drawn up by the feudal barons and limited the powers of the king - leading to the development of constitutional law.

Magna Carta IslandMagna Carta Island is the site of the signing of the hugely important document

The 3.7-acre island stands in the river Thames, around 20 miles outside central London. It includes a seven bed property built in the 19th century that houses a memorial to the event.

The site was used throughout history as a meeting place for the council of Anglo-Saxon kings known as the Witenagemot and its selection was likely symbolic.

We have this fascinating signed document from King Henry VII, which datesto 1499.

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