Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Posted: 21st January 2013, 3:29pm

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

St Albans: The Journey Starts Here – 2013

St Albans City and District Council is working in partnership with the St Albans Cathedral on a series of events to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the city’s role in the story of the Magna Carta.

The build up to the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215 started in St Albans on the 4 August 1213 when Barons and Clergy met at St Albans Abbey. It was here that the King’s Justiciar agreed to pay compensation for past grievances. These concessions triggered a demand for general rights and privileges, based on the Charter of Liberties of of Henry I, which by now had become the template for Magna Carta.


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