Magna Carta Viewer offers in depth look at England's historic past

Visitors to the British Library's Treasures in Full: Magna Carta website are invited to enjoy an in-depth look at the document through the use of Magna Carta Viewer, a Shockwave plugin, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe website. The site also includes a simple, clickable website that allows viewers to zoom in for a closeup look.

The viewer allows the visitors to translate from Latin as they read the document.

In addition to the Magna Carta Viewer, the website includes pages on:

  • How and why Magna Carta was written, and how it came to the British Library.
  • The background to Magna Carta in 13th-century England.
  • Find out how different people were affected by Magna Carta.