Magna Carta on Display
- This came over Revlist; I hadn't seen it mentioned on any more
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Folo Watkins <folo@...> wrote:
> This came over Revlist; I hadn't seen it mentioned on any more
> relevant list:
>I saw the extant Magna Carta copy at Salisbury when I was there in
2002. Definitely an "ooooh!" factor in seeing something *that* old!
The calligraphy was surprisingly tiny and even--more than anything, it
reminded me of a kind of type-face. Which I supposed suited its
purpose, since it was a legal document.
Always thought it would be cool to have a peerage or award scroll done
- In the Australian Parliament House there is a 1297 copy of the Magna
Carta by Edward I on permanent display.
Just like the one sold the other day.
050442558.html For a photo of the Australian one. And
The Magna Carta is a live document in Australia and is still
occasionally called upon in our courts.
Whenever I am in the Parliament House (maybe once or twice a year) I
make a point of visiting it.
So if you happen to be visiting Politarchopolis in the Kingdom of
Lochac make sure you stop by and see it.
John of the Hills