Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy

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For the first time in its history the Magna Carta is on display in Toronto, Canada for the exhibition Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy. Along with Plato’s Republic and Tynwald on the Isle of Man, the Magna Carta is one of the most important icons of the history of democracy, and the document from which our own method of government takes some of its deepest roots. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many who might never make it to the usual home of the document’s four existing charters at the British Library, Lincoln Cathedral, and Salisbury Cathedral, all in the United Kingdom.

The tour stop in Toronto has been ongoing since October 4, 2015 and will continue until November 7, 2015, at the Fort York National Historic Site. More on the event and how you can purchase tickets can be found here on the Fort York website. In addition, the Blue Barracks of Fort York are taking the name of “Runnymede Pub” every Wednesday through Friday of the exhibition, featuring live talks on the Magna Carta and a cash bar. More information on the Runnymede Pub events, as well as other Magna Carta talks, can be found here.

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