Magna Carta: Passions still running high in Runnymede

tags: BBC, Magna Carter, Runnymede, Surrey



A peace treaty sealed in Runnymede in 1215, signalling the end of a conflict between King John and barons who were in revolt, has once again got passions running high in Surrey.

Events are being organised across the world to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta - in the UK, the US, Australia, France, Spain and Trinidad.

But a debate is raging on what to do in the place where the charter- hailed by some as the foundation of English democracy - was sealed....



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