Magna Carta 800 Set

May 26, 2015 by  

June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – considered by many to be the keystone to Britain’s constitutional and democracy. Over the past six months I have been publishing a series of books – 6 in all – to celebrate the Magna Carta. Each book contains several texts from across the centuries that have been inspired by the Magna Carta: from the English Civil War era, to the French and American Bills of Rights in the late 1700s, the Chartists of the 1830s though to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Charter88 and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of 2000. The final book in series contains Henry I’s Charter of Liberties (1100) on which the Magna Carta itself is based, the original 1215 Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forests of 1217.

What the series shows is a lineage stretching back to Saxon times of the struggle to assert and protect the inherent rights and dignities of ordinary people against the attempts by the wealthy and powerful to control and corral resources, assets and power for themselves, at the expense of everyone else.

These books have all been distributed as part of bookleteer‘s monthly subscription service, the Periodical, with the final book being distributed in June 2015. I have saved 40 copies of each which have been bound together with red satin ribbon in a special edition, which are now available to pre-order from our online store.

Each set costs £20 plus postage and packing: buy your’s here.

View the whole collection here – free to read online or download, print out and make up yourself.


6 Responses to “Magna Carta 800 Set”

  1. proboscisstudio on May 26th, 2015 10:58 am

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  2. bookleteer on May 26th, 2015 11:00 am

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  3. gileslane on May 26th, 2015 11:22 am

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  4. OllyHuitson on May 26th, 2015 2:07 pm

    RT @gileslane: Complete #MagnaCarta800 sets: @anthonybarnett @davies_will @stuartgwhite @adamramsay @guyaitchison @o…

  5. gileslane on June 2nd, 2015 11:48 am

    RT @proboscisstudio: the gorgeous red satin ribbon used to bind our #MagnaCarta800 sets

  6. Magna Carta 800 | Giles Lane on March 23rd, 2016 3:13 pm

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