Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

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Harriet attends the Magna Carta unification reception at the British Library

Eight hundred years after the original four copies of the Magna Carta were issued in 1215, a special exhibition was held at the British Library bringing all four of these copies together for the first time in history.  I attended this reception which gave attendees the opportunities to see these copies of the Magna Carta and also learn more about the history of the document.

The Magna Carta was issued by King John and was the first document to establish that everyone, including the King, was subject to the rule of law.  Many of the original clauses have been repealed in modern times, but the Magna Carta remains a cornerstone of the British constitution. 

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