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.
This facsimile of the original charter includes the original Latin text along with the names and shields of the 25 Barons. It also includes an English translation, and comes in a black and gold cardboard tube.
The Latin facsimile measures approx. 32cm x 52cm, and the English Translation is 25cm x 50cm. The tube is approx. 40cm long.