Author(s): David Starkey
2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which took place in 1215. In this new book published in celebration of that event, eminent historian David Starkey explores the many aspects of Magna Carta and its relevance today. Starkey reveals: The historical background of Magna Carta How it created the modern British constitution Its importance for Britain today The international impact of Magna Carta An exciting new project from David Starkey, this book invites readers to see this historical text in a fresh new context.
To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.
David Starkey is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of Elizabeth, Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Henry: Virtuous Prince. He is a winner of the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, and of the WH Smith Prize. He is well-known for his historical television series focusing on the Tudors, monarchy and Britain, and for his radio appearances. Starkey was made a CBE in 2007 and lives in London.