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Tongue-in-cheek Magna Carta gift
2:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
Trowbridge Museum has been presented with a copy of a Magna Carta etching to mark the document’s 800th anniversary in 2015.
In 1215, 25 barons were elected to ensure King John honoured the Magna Carta, the first charter to limit the power of the king and to uphold the rights of individuals.
Trowbridge was the headquarters of Baron Henry de Bohun at the time.
The etching was bought online by former mayor Angela Milroy, now on the Magna Carta Barons Association.
She said: “The etching is a commemoration of the Magna Carta and was drawn to our attention back at the first meeting in May.
“It is done in a medieval style and is very tongue-in-cheek. It can be the centre piece to launch the Magna Carta celebrations. We want to introduce people to the Magna Carta.”
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