Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, 800 years ago on 15 June 1215.
Dr Marc Morris @Longshanks1307 is a historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He is the author of King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta (Hutchinson 2015), The Norman Conquest (Windmill, 2013) and A Great and Terrible King (Windmill, 2009).
To discuss this episode with other listeners on Twitter, please use the hashtag #HistoryHit17.
Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy
Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle
For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy