Dan Jones talks to Paul Blezard
The English Heritage Lecture: Magna Carta – The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter
Thursday 24 September 2015
Blenheim Palace: The OrangeryVenue
Bestselling historian, journalist and broadcaster Dan Jones brings to life the Magna Carta on the 800th anniversary of its signing in 1215.
The Magna Carta was the first time the subjects of a king had forced their ruler to agree to a limit on his powers. Jones explains how the Magna Carta came to be granted, what it meant in its day and what it should mean for us today.
Jones is author of The Sunday Times bestsellers The Plantagenets and The Hollow Crown. He writes for leading national newspapers, and he has presented television programmes for the BBC and Channel 5 – including Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets and Great British Castles. Here he talks to journalist and author Paul Blezard.
Presented by English Heritage.