The Tie That Binds the U. S. Constitution and Magna Carta

The United States owes a debt of gratitude to an 800-year-old English document that’s become a world-wide symbol of liberty & the rule of law.

A 1297 copy of Magna Carta on display at the Guildhall in London, England (photo by Colleen Sehy)

Collectively, the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are known as the United States of America’s Charters of Freedom. Original copies of all three documents are on display in the…



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Colleen Sehy

Writer, traveler & Anglophile ( Author of “Finding Shakespeare in America” (2020) and Eating British in America columnist at