Magna Carta Celebrates Anniversary

Magna Carta Celebrates 800 Years of Freedom on June 15

New children’s book, Rupert’s Parchment: Story of MagnaCarta by award winning author and historical preservationist Eileen Cameron, provides an authentic experience for children. Through the eyes of a child who lived during the Middle Ages and played an integral part in the signing of MagnaCarta, Rupert’s Parchment makes this historical event come alive for children and adults.

Rupert’s Parchment: Story of MagnaCarta

Educational, historical and fun for children ages six through eleven, Rupert’s Parchmentintroduces children to the powerful document responsible for our personal freedoms, as well as highlights:

  • Historical Children’s Fiction – giving children an authentic experience as they share in the signing of Magna Carta
  • How Magna Carta inspired American founding documents – when the founding fathers’ rights as Englishmen were challenged by the British crown, they rebelled to fight for their freedom
  • Where it all began – the freedom for the rights of all regardless of income, race, orientation or religion
  • The 800th Anniversary and celebrations scheduled throughout the world
  • Church and State – the role the Bishop of Canterbury played in MagnaCarta
  • Includes an educational glossary, definitions, and side-by-side comparison of MagnaCarta with the Bill of Rights

    Visitors at Magna Carta Unification Day at British Library in London
    Visitors at Magna Carta Unification Day at British Library in London