Video: The Magna Carta at the Canadian Museum of History

Éliane Laberge

The Museum has just opened its newest special exhibition, Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy, which gives Canadians a rare opportunity to view one of the most significant historical documents in the world, the Magna Carta, and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest.

In the video below, Canon Rosalind Brown, Canon Librarian from Durham Cathedral, explains the context behind the Magna Carta to show how it and the Charter of the Forest laid the foundation for the fundamental principles of modern democratic life that many of us take for granted today.

Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy will be on display until July 26 at the Canadian Museum of History, followed by tours at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB (August 15 to September 18, 2015), the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, ON (October 4 to November 7, 2015) and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Visitor Centre in Edmonton, AB (November 23 to December 29, 2015).

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