Sunday, 7 February 2010
Join me in Runnymede near Windsor, a pleasant meadow on the side of the River Thames where in 1215, King John under pressure and needing the support of his barons, signed over over to them significant rights.
These included the concept of habeas corpus or the ability to appeal against unlawful imprisonment. It also enshrined the concept of sentence proportionate to offence and led to trial by Jury.
It is seen as one of the most important documents in the English speaking world and key elements are in the constitution of Commonwealth nations and that of the United States and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At Runnymede there is a large memorial to President Kennedy and a monument to Magna Carta put up by the American Bar Association.
We also run in Windsor Great Park and visit the fishing village of Beer. Hear from Tineke as she talks about the Run for Phil and the Extra Mile Podcast.
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