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Interview: Associate Director of Oxford Library on Magna Carta, at Legion of Honor in San Francisco

May 31, 2011 | 10:26 am

Interview: Associate Director of Oxford Library on Magna Carta, at Legion of Honor in San Francisco

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The Magna Carta may have been around for some 800 years, but there’s just a week left to see it at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Last week, Richard Ovenden, associate director and keeper of special collections at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, appeared on KQED Radio’s Forum to talk about the history […]

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Magna Carta: Live!

May 9, 2011 | 2:47 pm

Magna Carta: Live!

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An original Magna Carta is on display publicly in America for the first time. It’ll be taking up residence¬† at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor until June 5. The Great Charter is considered one of the founding documents of modern democracy and law. It was forced upon King John of England by feudal barons in […]

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