The King John Oak

by Peter Sinclair on February 23, 2015

As part of our activities to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, a number of our Barons’ towns and villages will be planting oak saplings next year or in 2017, grown from grafts taken from the only living oak tree that King John is known to have sheltered under 800 years ago! On Saturday, cuttings were taken by specialists from the Woodland Trust…

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Magna Carta Song

by Peter Sinclair on February 9, 2015

A new song to entertain you, courtesy of CBBC! But read the Magna Carta poem too…

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Magna Carta conference

January 26, 2015

King John and Magna Carta England: The Reality Behind the Myth Trowbridge, home to Henry de Bohun, one of the 25 barons, will be hosting an entertaining event at its Civic Centre on Saturday 25th April 2015, with a full day of informative seminars by some of the country’s leading historians.

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MAGNA CARTA SHOOT

January 18, 2015

We are delighted to announce  that the MAGNA CARTA SHOOT will be taking place on SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015 at Windsor Home Park. It is being hosted by Wraysbury village and organised by the Windsor Forest Bowmen, and is open to all longbow, recurve and compound archers who are members of a recognised archery association. […]

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New Magna Carta merchandise now available!

January 11, 2015

We’ve just updated our SHOP with new merchandise to purchase online or direct from our member towns and villages. Take a look! Our full-colour greetings card (£2) and tea towel (£5.99) illustrating the arms the Magna Carta Barons are both in stock now, as well as the reproduction of a 1215 Magna Carta and a […]

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Walkern wins £30K Heritage Lottery Funding

September 13, 2014

Walkern, the only village in Hertfordshire with a Magna Carta baron, has been successful in it’s bid for £29,700 from Heritage Lottery Fund. The Walkern Magna Carta 800th project, for which the village has raised an extra £10,000, is a community project run by the local history society, and encompasses two years of events and […]

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Trowbridge Town Clerk will mark Magna Carta with 800 mile bike ride

August 7, 2014

From the Wiltshire Times, 6 August 2014: Trowbridge Town Council clerk Lance Allan is preparing to cycle 800 miles from Somerset to Northumberland to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Mr Allan will travel the distance from June 20 to 28 next year as part of the council’s celebrations, while raising […]

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Hertfordshire Mercury article: Walkern prepares for 800th anniversary of link to Magna Carta

August 2, 2014

Walkern residents have launched a series of events to celebrate the village’s links to the Magna Carta ahead of the 800th anniversary of the charter next year. The village was the administrative centre of William de Lanvalei, one of the 25 barons elected to place limits on the power of the monarch. Projects to mark […]

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Magna Fest at Walkern, 15-17th August

August 2, 2014

The White Lion in Walkern, Herts, is holding a music festival on 15-17th August in aid of the village’s Magna Carta celebrations. Click below for more information:

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Welcome to the Magna Carta Barons website

August 2, 2014

Work is still in progress, so please bear with us…

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