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timallen
05-04-2011, 01:02 PM
I got this as part of a promotion. A copy of the original Magna Carta was on display here (the original is in London, but shortly after it was created, about a doz. hand written copies where made and sent around the coutnry. This is one of those). I thought this free little give away, that had this image on one side and a short history of it in the other, was very cool and I decided to scan it and share it. I"m sure somebody can use it for something!

jtougas
05-04-2011, 01:21 PM
That is very cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ascension
05-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Snagged. Thanks, man. I always wanted to see it.

brew dragon
05-05-2011, 07:08 AM
sweet, I always wanted to see it, thanks for sharing.

Steel General
05-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Cool stuff, thx for sharing...

timallen
05-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Hey you are welcome. And in case it wasnt clear in my opening ramble, this is a copy of the original. As I understand it, the original Magna Carta was hand copied about a doz. times after it was first drafted, and those copies were sent around England so all the nobles of the land could see it. When Queen Elizabeth came here to Winnipeg last summer, in part to dedicate the building of the Canadian Human Rights Museum, she brought with her one of these copies. It was on display at the Manitoba Legislature Building for most of the summer. We went to see it, and while there picked up this very nice glossy brouchure with the image you see on it. Apparently, this is the only time Any of the copies have ever left England.

I may see if I can use this as a faded back background for a game I happen to know is being developed. I havent been asked to do the map yet, but I am hopeful. Its a War of the Roses game, but it may still be kinda appropriate. I think a map of England superimposed on the Magna Carta might look pretty kool.

Or not...just gotta try it and see. :-)