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How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution

In 1984, Ross Perot purchased a copy of the 1297 reissuance of the Magna Carta from the Brudenell family who had held the document... The post How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Catholics, the English Reformation, and Liberty

Bruce P. Frohnen, Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative and Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University College of Law, writes about Catholics, the English Reformation, and the idea and ideal of liberty: Were it true that only England provides...

Last call for Magna Carta at the British Library

2015 has been the eight-hundredth anniversary of the great document Magna Carta, one of the world’s most famous documents, which is still controversial. Is it, as the British Library’s website asks, the “foundation of democracy or rallying...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Aug 2015

Middle Ages in the Modern World (MAMO) 2015

Following the success of MAMO 2013, held at St Andrews last year, we are proud to announce that a follow-up conference will be held from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2015 at the University of Lincoln. It will also be held in conjunction with Lincoln’s...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 29 Jun 2015

Parliament and Democracy in the Collections

This week the National Archive are holding a mini-Explore Your Archive campaign to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Explore Your Archive is usually a larger campaign in November which promotes archives services.  The...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Jun 2015

Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John

Magna Carta (the Great Charter); one of the most famous documents in the world, is 800 years old! “The Charter of Runnymede”, as it was first known, was granted by King John (1199-1216) in June 1215, following open rebellion by many of his...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Jun 2015

Stephen Langton and the Magna Carta

King John sealed and accepted the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. This article by Ed West from The Catholic Herald contends, based on a study published by Thomas Andrew, that the 800th anniversary celebrations of this great event are not paying enough attention...

St. Edmund Campion and the "Magna Carta"

Joanna Bogle highlighted the annual Tyburn Lecture on her blog and provided a link to a synopsis of the lecture, which focused on how St. Edmund Campion cited the Magna Carta in his defense at trial for Treason in 1581:The lecture gave a legal analysis...

The Lincoln Magna Carta in the early 19th Century

In the first decade of the 1800’s, a centuries old copy of the Magna Carta was rediscovered in the archives of Lincoln Cathedral.   Cathedral Church at Lincoln exhibited 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, exhibited 1795. (     Magna...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Apr 2015

Shakespeare, King John and Magna Carta in 2015

Melvyn Bragg coming face to face with Magna Carta at the British Library Listening to Melvyn Bragg’s series on Radio 4 celebrating the history of Magna Carta, 800 this year, I realise how little I know about the document and the historical background...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jan 2015

Intern Diaries: Discovering Shakespeare’s Treasures

Recently, the SBT Collections Team have been occupied with the Magna Carta themed rotation of the Shakespeare’s Treasures exhibition.[1] This has allowed us to display some fantastic items relating to the political, legal and financial world in which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2014

Intern Diaries: Discovering Shakespeare’s Treasures

Recently, the SBT Collections Team have been occupied with the Magna Carta themed rotation of the Shakespeare’s Treasures exhibition.[1] This has allowed us to display some fantastic items relating to the political, legal and financial world in which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2014

Creating a new Shakespeare’s Treasures Exhibition

This week has seen the opening of an all new Shakespeare’s Treasures Exhibition at the Shakespeare Centre.  Most recently the treasures display has had a 1964 theme, celebrating the building of the Centre and the 400th birthday celebrations of...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Dec 2014

Cheek by Jowl and Shakespeare’s Globe in the news

Tom Hollander as Celia and Adrian Lester as Rosalind, As YOu Like It, Cheek by Jowl, 1991 Two theatre companies which have made their mark by performing Shakespeare have recently made announcements about future programming and projects. First, Cheek by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2014

This Week in Early American History

Whether writing or grading term papers has kept you from all things early American, here’s a quick recap of some of the top news stories of the week(s)! On to the links! The Library of Congress will display one of only four extant copies of the 1215...
From: The Junto on 23 Nov 2014

The Week in Early American History

Welcome to another installment of The Week in Early American History. Let’s get started with reviews of two books that offer fascinating insights into the history of French and Spanish-speakers in America, respectively. Over at The Seattle Times,...
From: The Junto on 13 Jul 2014

The Week in Early American History

Ramadan in America, the last passenger pigeon, history at the Supreme Court, and an interactive story of Philadelphia's yellow fever outbreak—these and more links for your reading pleasure.
From: The Junto on 29 Jun 2014

The Queen and Magna Carta

I’ve just been writing a lecture on ‘Transatlantic ideas of liberty’ for an Erasmus exchange with Potsdam University in a week’s time. Going through the ideals and principles of seventeenth-century English republicans which would later come to...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 15 Jun 2013

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