"Cradle of the law" to display Magna Carta

In 1214, English barons met in Suffolk to discuss King John and the Magna Carta, a year before it was signed in Surrey. Now the Bury Society will celebrate the event with a display of an original copy of the document at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.

"The motto of Bury St Edmunds is 'shrine of a king, cradle of the law', which reflects the pivotal role this town has played over the years," said Margaret Charlesworth, chairman of the Magna Carta 800 committee. The loan of the Magna Carta was made possible by a UKĀ£86,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.