Commemorating Magna Carta and the Barons’ Wars is the biggest undertaking yet for the Battlefields Trust.
first published in the mganacarta800th newsletter
Battlefields Trust is an independent charitable trust, with a main role of uniting the discovery, exploration, protection and interpretation of battlefields. A key aspect of the Trust is its engagement with local communities, and empowering them to understand their own histories. All history is local history
– of which the declaration of Magna Carta in 1215 was only the beginning. Fifty years later, Simon de Montfort created Parliament and influenced liberty across the globe.
The Battlefields Trust and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for making funds available to enable a range of celebratory and commemorative events to take place.
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