If you find yourself in Boston between now and September 1, I would urge you to make your way to the Museum of Fine Arts. Until then it will be the home of one of four surviving copies of Magna Carta, also known as the Great Charter. The exhibit is titled, “Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty.”
Next year will mark the 800th anniversary of when a group of English Barons compelled King John to accept their demands on the shore of the River Thames at Runnymede. In a time when we overuse the word “historical,” the acceptance of Magna Carta is one of most significant historical moments in human history.