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Magna Carta

Synopsis
Looks at the British Library’s two surviving copies of Magna Carta, as well as other medieval documents and footage of the places central to the story of Magna Carta, including Canterbury, Dover castle, Rochester castle and Runnymede. Contents include myth and reality; Robin Hood and King John; record keeping in the Middle Ages; King John’s difficulties with the Church; unrest in Britain and the barons’ rebellion; the Articles of the Barons and Magna Carta; conflict after Magna Carta and King John’s death; Magna Carta since the Middle Ages.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 22 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Sale; £12.95 (inclusive)
Uses
Key Stage 3 upwards.
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of England; medieval manuscripts; Middle Ages

Production Company

Name

British Library

Distributor

Name

Turpin Distribution Services Ltd

Phone
01462 672555
Fax
01642 480947
Address
Blackhorse Road
Letchworth
Herts
SG6 1HN

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