The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge will all visit Runnymede today on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
The document which restricted the rights of the monarchy for the first time was sealed at Runnymede Meadows in June 1215.
Only four copies of the original document are known to survive, with two housed at the British Library and the others by Lincoln and Salisbury Cathedrals
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.