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Magna Carta: The Lincoln Story


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Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta is one of only four remaining original exemplars sealed by the authority of King John in 1215.  Hidden in the Cathedral archives for many years before coming to light, it spent the years of World War II in America for safe keeping.  Churchill is said to have intended the Lincoln Magna Carta as a gift to the American people after the war.  Happily for Lincoln, though, this plan never came to fruition and Magna Carta was returned to its rightful home.  Since 2015 it has resided in its purpose built home in Lincoln.  The story of Lincoln and Magna Carta is perhaps one of the most significant events in English history and is remarkably little known.  This book uncovers that story and brings it vividly to life.

Published by Pitkin Publishing, Paperback, 48 pages.


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