Magna Carta Gets World Heritage Status

By M@ Last edited 117 months ago
Magna Carta Gets World Heritage Status


The four surviving copies of Magna Carta have been admitted to the 'Memory of the World' register by Unesco - a bit like a 'life tme achievement award' for old documents. Copies exist in Lincoln, Salisbury and two in the Magna-hoarding British Library. Magna Carta, of course, is one of the world's most important legal documents, drawn up by King John and the Barons of England in Runnymede in 1215. Placing the charter on this register helps ensure its preservation for future generations, and 'guard against collective amnesia'. (Just in case school children ever stop telling that joke 'Where was Magna Carter signed? At the bottom.')

Last Updated 31 July 2009