What is Magna Carta?

2 April 2015


If you are researching Magna Carta for a history essay then you cannot go wrong with this for sheer clarity.  In just under four minutes you will understand how the Magna Carta came in to being and how it echoes down the eight centuries since it was written from the US Declaration of Independence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

To top it all, directed by Gergely Wootsch for the British Library, this animation has a voiceover by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. Honestly, watch this and tell me that history is still boring.


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