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

by Janet Woodall on 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 this are being co-ordinated by Walkern History Society, whose work was highlighted by MP Sir Oliver Heald in a parliamentary debate about the Magna Carta and constitutions…

Read more at www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Hertfordshire/Walkern-prepares-for-800th-anniversary-of-link-to-Magna-Carta

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