Magna Carta resource page

Magna Carta
Magna Carta

This is the resources page for the U3A Todmorden Magna Carta group. We met January to April 2015, the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.  Our co-convenor Jean Pearson’s report on what we did is attached here.

To add links or images please email Alan McDonald.





Official Magna Carta site –

British Library –

Review of British Library exhibition –

Online courses

Royal Holloway London –

Broadcast material

Monologue by Marriott Edgar –

BBC 4-part series on the Legacy of Magna Carta (January 2015) –

BBC2 Taking Liberties season including David Starkey one-hour film –

William Marshall, the man who ensured the legacy of teh Magna Carta:

Coming up: Horrible Histories Special 13 Feb:


Modern day English –


Lincoln 3-day conference in April –

Day conference in Oxford in June (pricey) –[]=800

Research and their blog


Pontefract Hermitage – said to be the ‘home’ of Peter who was executed by King John for foreseeing his downfall! –

Lancaster Castle –

Rochdale Town Hall bookings –


King John –

Magna Carta first meeting - picture by Eernie Rogan
Magna Carta first meeting – picture by Ernie Rogan