The Royal barge Gloriana led a flotilla of boats along part of the river Thames today to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.
Around 200 boats travelled in the procession as it made its way along the river to Runnymede, Surrey where King John accepted the historic document that limited the power of the Crown on 15, June, 1215.
As part of today's events a statue of the Queen was also unveiled in Runnymede to mark tomorrow's anniversary.
The controversial historian has branded the original Magna Carta a 'failure' although admitted the amended version was 'hugely' important.'
As the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being sealed in June 1215 is marked, we look at some of the key figures behind the document.
A statue of the Queen has been unveiled to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.