[QODLink]
Europe

Magna Carta document goes on display in UK

One of four surviving versions of 800-year-old founding document of western law displayed in cathedral near London.

Last Modified: 03 Aug 2013 22:04
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The Magna Carta was considered one of the founding documents of western constitutional law.
 
Now, 800 years after the historic legal document was first written, one of the four surviving versions has gone on display in St Albans Cathedral, just north of London.
 
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from the city.

51

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.