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"Jeez" - Magna Carta update

We posted earlier that David Rubenstein bought the 700-year-old copy of Magna Carta for $21.3 million, and plans to keep it in the National Archives. He bid on the 1297 copy of Magna Carta at Sotheby's on Tuesday. After being stalled in New York traffic he arrived just four minutes before the auction began with one thought clearly in his mind - "Jeez, wouldn't it be a terrible thing if one of the most important documents in Western civilization were not available for Americans to see anymore?" (WSJ, 20 December 2007)

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Abbot's Bridge, Bury St Edmunds
The knights crossed this bridge on horseback for the secret meeting at the Abbey of St Edmund to learn about the one hundred-year-old Charter of Liberties and to unite against King John.

The unsympathetic and unjustified picture of the men who established Magna Carta is overturned in The Knights.

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