In 1213 a group of nobles and clergy met in St Albans to discuss their grievances against 'Bad' King John. This meting would shape one of the most important documents in English history: Magna Carta. 

Magna Carta was written to curb the excesses of a tyrannical king in a time of military disaster overseas and rebellion at home. Yet 800 years later this medieval charter still holds potent power as a symbol of civil liberties. So how, in an age of mighty medieval monarchs, did Magna Carta come into being? Join historian and author Lauren Johnson as she explores the creation, mutation and survival of this totemic text.

Tutor: Lauren Johnson, Historian & Writer 

Price: £10 (students £6) 

Venue: Online via Zoom. 

Date and time: Wednesday 1 July, 7.30-9pm. Participants may join the talk from 7pm. 

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/phone which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

Instructions for signing up and joining the talk will be sent in advance via email. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm on the night of the talk, please call 01727 890205. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

You can book online here, or call 01727 890205. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm the day before the course starts.

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