Thursday, May 21, 2015

Embroidery; The Magna Carta




Lovely video of the making of this  embroidered 13 metre Magna Carta, so timely when we are seeing the apparent erosion of the Human Rights Act by the present government.  Based on the words of Wikipedia, a font of knowledge and one of the best expressions of freedom around..


Magna Carta Embroidery at the British Museum  video also.

The one clause of any importance remaining is about law...

No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land.

Taken from the Wikipedia Content on Magna Carta which this embroidered representation of this first article of faith between the king and his people was arrived at.

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