Secrets of the Magna Carta

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 5.7  (27)

Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey narrates the story of the legendary document, an epic history of freedom. Dating from the time of Robin Hood, the Magna Carta is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world. Down through history, it has become the standard against which we can judge how free we are. How do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful.

Secrets of the Magna Carta
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The Immortal Document
2. The Immortal Document
December 15, 2017
The legendary document shaped our world, from the founding freedoms of America to the historic struggle against slavery and oppression. It shape the lives of some of the greatest figures in modern history: Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Many of the freedoms described by the Magna Carta are now under threat. Is it time, once again, to invoke the power of the Magna Carta?
The Product of Bloody Conflict
1. The Product of Bloody Conflict
December 15, 2017
The Magna Carta is almost a thousand years old and is thought to possess near-mystical powers. It has legendary origins and even a connection with the famous freedom fighter Robin Hood. The product of bloody conflict, the Magna Carta subsequently exerted an extraordinary influence on the course of human history; enshrining rights that today people all over the world take for granted.
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Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey narrates the story of the legendary document, an epic history of freedom. Dating from the time of Robin Hood, the Magna Carta is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world. Down through history, it has become the standard against which we can judge how free we are. How do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful.

  • Premiere Date
    December 15, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (27)