The Magna Carta Chronicle

The Magna Carta Chronicle charts the fight for freedoms from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. It includes more than 45 newspaper articles, a 2m-long fold-out timeline wallchart, a crossword, a 50 question multiple-choice quiz and a souvenir copy and guide to Magna Carta itself.

The Ultimate Souvenir Guide for the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

Produced in partnership with the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee, The Magna Carta Chronicle combines a newspaper, fold-out timeline, crossword, quiz and souvenir copy of the Magna Carta itself. Designed as a the ultimate souvenir guide for young people to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, the Magna Carta Chronicle charts the fight for freedoms over 800 years with more than a hundred beautifully hand drawn illustrations. The combination of newspaper articles, timeline and quiz provide a highly accessible way for young and not-so-young people to explore the amazing stories of how freedoms and liberties have been won over the centuries. It also highlights how fragile many of them still are today…

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Information for Schools

The Magna Carta Chronicle is a fabulous resource for primary and secondary schools at KS2 and KS3. The 45+ newspaper-style stories illustrate history told in a journalistic style (literacy) and cover a wide range of History topics from 1215 to 2015. These include: The Magna Carta, Simon de Montfort, Black Death, Peasants Revolt, William Caxton, Edict of Nantes, Reformation, American Colonies, Habeas Corpus, Treaty of Westphalia, English Bill of Rights, US Declaration of Independence, French Revolution, Great Reform Bill, South American Independence, Banning of Slavery, US Civil War, Compulsory Education, Parliament Act (1911) Suffragettes, Universal Human Rights, Civil Rights Movement, Fall of Berlin Wall, Fall of Apartheid, Ordination of Women Priests. Levenson Inquiry, Snowden leaks, Gay marriage, Arab Spring, The 2m-long fold-out timeline, crossword and 50-question quiz let pupils access the content in a variety of enjoyable ways promoting enquiry, literacy and research. Each topic promotes stimulating debates on the issues of freedoms and rights over the last 800 years and what may happen in the years to come… A FREE copy of the Magna Carta is being sent out to all UK State Primary Schools. These will be addressed to the headteacher and should arrive no later than the end of the first week of May 2015. The Magna Carta Chronicle is being sent inside a distinctive envelope (see image below) so it cannot easily be missed or go astray. Schools envelope (andy) Click here to see the full press announcement. Schools can download a selection of free curriculum-mapped activities for use at KS2 and KS 3 – Click here to download A cross-curricular Magna Carta talk by Christopher Lloyd, with a giant 8m long version of the timeline as a backdrop, compliments the book perfectly for school interested in curricular enrichment.


Information for Retailers

If you are a retailer and would like to stock The Magna Carta Chronicle (or any of our other timeline books) you can find details in our retailer section or, alternatively, This commemorative book has been produced with generous funding and support from the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee, established to co-ordinate the 800th Centenary Commemorations of the sealing of Magna Carta.

Talks by Christopher Lloyd

To compliment the book, why not join world history author Christopher Lloyd on an epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties in one of his highly popular talks or workshops. Click here for full details of Christopher Lloyd’s Magna Carta talk (and other talks) along with a list of upcoming events

Supported by the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee

SirBob-copy “Having lived with the creation, and now looking forward to the delivery, of the Magna Carta Chronicle Wallbook, I’ve been lucky enough to have been convinced by Christopher Lloyd to back it both financially on behalf of the 800th Committee and personally buying one of the first advance purchase copies, knowing it to be fun, informative, even painlessly educational, of history since the Magna Carta was agreed by Bad King John in 1215 at Runnymede.” “The Chronicle follows the development of the rule of law and of human rights since then, up to today. It is suitable for everyone from 8 to 80, and earlier and later. I wish I’d been able to see it with my parents when I was 4, by myself at 14, with my kids at 24, and now with my granddaughter and even in a few years, my great grandchildren”. Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman, Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee Magna Carta Logo 01