Magna Carta Unlocked
The Politics of the Magna Carta

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5 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Freedom and Representation
On June 15, 1215 the signatories to a momentous document gathered in a field by the banks of the Thames. This first episode explores the politics of the Magna Carta.…
Episode 2 Science and Progress
The second episode in this series explores one of the towering geniuses of science, Sir Isaac Newton.
Episode 3 Decadence and Revival
The third episode in this series looks at England in the early 18th century, and the transformation of a people and a nation through a religious revival begun by a…
Episode 4 Law and Dissent
The fourth episode in this series looks at John Wilkes, a comparatively little-known figure today, but in mid- to late-18th century he was at the epicentre of events which shook…
Episode 5 Sacrifice and Remembrance
The final episode in this series looks at the Battle of Waterloo.

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