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July 19, 2013


English: The Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede...

English: The Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede. For more information, see Wikipedia article Runnymede. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you could be a fly on the wall at any historical event which one would you chose and why?

For my time and location I choose a meadow in Runnymede, England, June 15, 1215 AD. This was the date and location where the Magna Carta ( Great Charter) first came into being. it was a legal document that detailed the rights and privileges of the barons and limited the powers of the English king. It is the basis of constitutional law and influenced both the United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights. It was signed by 25 of the prominent Barons of the day and witnessed by 20 Abbott’s and 12 Bishops. It is one of the most important and influential documents in existence. I think it would be fascinating to be a witness to its singing. Emily

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