Magna Carta Starts Worldwide Tour That Will Take It To US and China
An original copy of the document has been taken to Luxembourg to be exhibited at the European Court of Justice, as part of worldwide celebrations of the eight hundredth anniversary of its existence.
The copy was made two years after the actual Magna Carta was sealed by King John as an agreement with his barons. According to Alice Walpole, the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, “The Magna Carta showcases the United Kingdom’s role at the heart of international legal advances and human rights and our historic domestic traditions of democracy and rule of law. The principles of Magna Carta remain relevant in today’s world, and elements of it remain enshrined in modern British law.”
The document is being accompanied on its tour by a representative of Hereford Cathedral, the permanent UK home of the copy.