Two of the world's rarest written documents are been shown together for the first time, in Kent today.
An edition of the Magna Carta dating back seven hundred years is coming to Rochester Cathedral. It will appear alongside an even older artefact called the 'Textus Roffensis'. The display marks the end of an special exhibition that has been touring the county since May.
Around 500 flower arrangers will spend today decorating Salisbury Cathedral to mark 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta.
Kent Law Society has been celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, widely regarded as one of the most important documents in the world. The law society held a debating competition at Sutton Valence School, to decide if the Magna Carta is still relevant today. Attending the event were His Honour Judge Jeremy Carey, High Sheriff William Alexander and Mayor of Maidstone Daniel Moriarty. Lawyers had to use their most persuasive skills to argue their case. In the end, Judge Carey concluded that the Magna Carta should be upheld.
The historian David Starkey is to hold a talk in April about the influence the Magna Carta has had on modern day democracy.
The lecture at Guildford Cathedral marks the 800th anniversary since the charter was sealed in Surrey.
On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a major new exhibition has opened at Salisbury Cathedral. The charter is often seen as laying the foundations for the justice system we have today. So, the Cathedral has used a grant of £415,000 - to tell its story. Andrew Pate has more.
Eight hundred years ago, the most important document in the country's legal history was signed.
That document was Magna Carta, and a handful of copies were made in the years afterwards.
Now one of those copies has been found in the Kent History Centre and David Johns has been to see it:
Interviewees: Sir Robert Worcester of the Magna Carta Trust, the mayor of Sandwich, Paul Graeme, and archivist Mark Bateson.
A ballot opens today for the first ever chance to see all four surviving Magna Carta manuscripts in the same place.
One of the 800-year-old documents is kept at Salisbury Cathedral but for one day only, it will travel to the British Library for a special exhibition.
1,215 winners will get to see the four surviving original manuscripts together for the first time in history.
There are only four original Magna Carta documents from 1215 which survive. Two are kept at the British Library, one at Lincoln Cathedral and one at Salisbury Cathedral.
Magna Carta is one of the world's most influential documents - an agreement granted by King John in 1215 as a practical solution to a political crisis, which in the centuries since has become a potent symbol of liberty and the rule of law.
Following the unification on February 3 next year, the manuscripts will be separated for display in their home institutions as part of major anniversary exhibitions.
If being tasked with embroidering the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress wasn't enough, a woman from Surrey is taking on her next challenge - to design and embroider a tapestry of the Magna Carta.
It's to coincide with its 800th anniversary and will eventually be taken around the country in the lead up to the event next year.
Mel Bloor has been to see it in the making.
Interviewees: Runnymede Borough Councillor Derek Cotty and Embroider Rhoda Nevins.
The Very Reverend June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, gives her reaction to the plans to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Cathedral is currently home to one of four surviving copies.