Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/12/2007

Under the hammer: the birth certificate of British liberty

The road from a Thameside meadow in the 13th century to a New York auction house in 2007 is a long one, but it’s the route Magna Carta has taken. For the first time in history the great charter is going under the hammer.

David Redden, vice-chairman of Sotheby’s, the auctioneers, calls it “the most important document in history”. Bids are expected to reach between $20m (£9.8m) and $30m (£14.7m) when it goes on sale on December 18. for more click here

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