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Thu, May 26, 2011 -- 10:30 AM

The Magna Carta Comes to San Francisco


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The 1217 issue of the Magna Carta displayed in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library, in Oxford.
Leon Neal/AFP/Getty
The 1217 issue of the Magna Carta displayed in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library, in Oxford.

One of the original copies of the Magna Carta, dating from 1217, is now on display at San Francisco's Legion of Honor. We'll talk about the significance of the Great Charter, which is considered one of the founding documents of modern democracy and law.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Richard Ovenden, associate director and keeper of special collections at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, which loaned the Magna Carta to the Legion for the exhibit

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