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An evening with David Starkey

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June 25, 2015

6:15 pm

Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR



To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, renowned historian David Starkey discussed his new book, Magna Carta, exploring the charter and its influence on Britain today.

Starkey invited guests to see this historical text in a fresh new context; revealing the historical background of the Magna Carta, how it created the modern British constitution and its importance today as well as its international impact.

David Starkey is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of Elizabeth, Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Henry: Virtuous Prince. He is a winner of the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, and of the WH Smith Prize. He is well-known for his historical television series focusing on the Tudors, monarchy and Britain, and for his radio appearances. Starkey was made a CBE in 2007 and lives in London.