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British Library: Magna Carta

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One of two beautifully illustrated animations telling the story of Magna Carta, made with the British Library to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter’s creation - with the added bonus of being voiced by Monty Python's Terry Jones! Over the centuries Magna Carta has influenced kings and statesmen, lawyers and lawmakers, prisoners, Chartists and Suffragettes. But how did this old piece of parchment become such a powerful symbol of our rights and freedoms? The animation explores Magna Carta’s 800 year legacy. - See more via the British Library website.