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Magna Carta and the City walks

On 15 June 1215 King John put his seal on a document promising to ensure good government. That document, known as Magna Carta, is seen as the foundation of the rights and freedoms widely enjoyed today.

So how did it happen? Follow the story of ‘bad' King John through the streets of the City of London on one of these free guided walks.

Presented in partnership with Inner Temple and Middle Temple

This Festival of Freedoms event aligns with the Magna Carta banner from ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome' exhibition in Westminster Hall.


This event is free of charge and there is no need to book. 

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Find out about the Festival of Freedoms programme


2015: Parliament in the Making

Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.