Brush up on Magna Carta history

In preparation for celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the BBC offers information about the historic document.

A history website, prepared by Roman military historian Dr Mike Ibeji, presents several articles on King John and the buildup to the signing of the Magna Carta including:

  • The events leading up to Magna Carta
  • The rebels gather
  • Magna Carta
  • Death of John

In addition, the BBC offers a slideshow of the best-preserved copy of the document, in Salisbury Cathedral, and a "2-minute guide to the Magna Carta," a video.