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William Marshal, the greatest knight who ever lived?

William Marshal

William Marshal, the greatest knight who ever lived? Born 1147, the 4th son of a man of no note, William Marshall rose to be one of the most powerful Barons in England, regent to a child king, and significant influence regarding Magna Carta. He was a man of loyalty, knightly chivalry, and clever diplomacy. That…

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Magna Carta … Did you know

Barony title of Wycombe

Did you know… Magna Carta was written in the caves under Reigate Manor, Surrey.  The 1st Baron Of Wycombe was witness to Magna Carta, one of the sureties to the event. Read all about The Barony of Wycombe: Kings, castles, constitutional history and its legacy  here  Find out more about the Barony Title of Wycombe and how…

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Magna Carta then and now

Magna Carta

Whilst relating to history, and more specifically historical events, there are always particular ones that spring mind.  This can be influenced by current and topical events or historical anniversaries. A prime example of this is the approaching 800th year anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. Which will be celebrated on the 15th June 2015. …

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Visit to Lincoln Castle – Magna Carta

Lincoln Castle

Members of the team set off for Lincoln Castle full of excitement and anticipation at seeing this world changing document. The beautiful historic city of Lincoln holds one of only four copies of Magna Carta in existence, it is on permanent loan from the Cathedral and is held in the newly commissioned David P J…

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On this day 1199 – Richard I is…

Richard I

On this day 1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6. It is documented that Richard I spent roughly around six months in England as he was off on his crusades for the most part. He was succeeded by his younger brother King…

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Magna Carta then and now – 800th year anniversary

Magna Carta

Whilst relating to history, and more specifically historical events, there are always particular ones that spring mind.  This can be influenced by current and topical events or historical anniversaries. A prime example of this is the approaching 800th year anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. Which will be celebrated on the 15th June 2015. …

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What is Magna Carta?

Narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, this animation takes you back in time to medieval England in 1215 under the reign of Bad King John. > http://www.bl.uk/magna-carta/videos/what-is-magna-carta

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