Many thanks for all your comments over the last week, they were very much appreciated.
With the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta happening on 15th June, my Five this week will relate to my visit to where the Magna Carta was signed - Runnymede, the birthplace of modern democracy.
1. Here is the official website for the Anniversary. Lots of information is included but it's not necessarily easy to find! Many activities have been arranged around the country. The British Library has two original copies of the surviving four on display plus Artist Cornelia Parker has created Magna Carta ( An Embroidery) which is a completely embroidered version of the Wikipedia page about the Magna Carta created by over 200 invited people from various backgrounds who embroidered certain significant words. For instance embroiderers included prisoners, Anthony Gormley and Phillip Pullman, whose word was 'Oxford' as his books are set there. More information here.
2. Magna Carta memorial funded by the American Bar Association
3. Countryside - beautiful setting by the River Thames
4. Other Memorials - John F. Kennedy and the Commonwealth Air Forces
5.Egham town itself.
|King John and Baron Fitzwalter sealing the Magna Carta by the shops.|
|Royal Holloway College just up the road|
The National Trust look after the Runneymede site and have a cafe on the premises.
There we are, a bit of history for you!
Thanks for visiting.
Bye for now.