Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in history. Examine the British Library's copy close-up, translate it into English, hear what our curator says about it, and explore a timeline.
Our Magna Carta viewer (optimised for screen resolutions of 1024x768) uses the Shockwave plugin, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe website. There is also a simple version that does not require Shockwave.
British Library Head of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Claire Breay answers 'frequently asked questions' in a series of short videos.
You can also translate from Latin 'as you go' while using the Magna Carta viewer magnifier.