Linda Colley – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting

2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet how this iconic text has been understood, used and commemorated has changed markedly over the centuries, not just in England, but throughout the British Isles and in the one-time British Empire. This lecture explores some of these shifts over time, and discusses how – and how far – the cult that evolved around this text can be related to the UK’s lack of a written constitution.

Linda Colley – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting

Event Date: 17 June 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University presents: The 2014 Magna Carta Lecture Professor Linda Colley CBE (Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University) – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting 2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet …