Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Magna Carta for sale

There is one privately owned official copy -- that is, one issued by the English government and properly sealed -- of Magna Carta, the charter of liberties that stands at the head of the English tradition of responsible government. That copy's for sale. You probably can't afford it but you can read about it in the New York Times and examine it closely on an interactive web page.

Thanks to Scott Nokes for alerting me.

Image: the ones at the Times are better than anything I could do!

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