WILTSHIRE - Salisbury, England, SP1 2EJ
Phone: 01722 555120
Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter") is one of the most celebrated documents in English history. At the time it was the solution to a political crisis in Medieval England but its importance has endured as it has become recognised as a cornerstone of liberty influencing much of the civilized world.
A visit to view the best preserved original Magna Carta in the Chapter House is for many visitors the highlight of their time at Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest Medieval Cathedrals in Britain.
The feudal system bound medieval society together in a hierarchy of relationships. Under the feudal system the King was all-powerful. Dispute grew between the barons and bishops and King John over his poor government, heavy war taxes and quarrels with the Pope.
Weakened by his defeat by the French in 1214 and keen to avoid a civil war he feared losing, King John met the barons at Runnymede (between Windsor and Staines in Southern England) on 15 June 1215 and agreed the terms of the document now known as Magna Carta. Its content, driven by the concerns of barons and church, was designed to re-balance power between the King and his subjects. When King John set his seal on Magna Carta he conceded the fundamental principle that even as King he was not above the law.
Machine is just inside the gift shop entrance. No admission cost required for this part. Each coin costs a £1 to roll. Machine details:
1) ...Magna Carta 1215
2) ...Stonework design
3) ...Cathedral Image
Location and machine details uploaded by David Miller, ukpennies.co.uk
10 Nov 2017 - Machine speed rolling well. Machine is just inside the gift shop entrance. No admission cost required for this part. MLP