Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Stamp Cover - BC525

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Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
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Marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Magna Carta Stamp Cover is part of our range of Stamp Covers.

During the reign of King John I, barons suffered harsh taxes and levies extracted from them in order to pay for his wars. In 1204 King John lost his lands in Normandy and was intent on regaining them by war. He capitalised on the revenues the barons owed on any inheritance, marriage or dispute to be settled. He charged substantial amounts of money causing many barons to become ruined or imprisoned.

After the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, many barons refused to pay the King 'scutage', the tax they paid in place of their military service. They demanded King John adhere to the laws of Henry I, that stated nothing could be demanded without right and reason, the justice and judgement of a court and the law of the land. King John retired to the Temple Church in London and met with a delegation of barons to discuss his promises. He was able to delay the proceedings and, in secret sent emissaries to Pope Innocent III promising another crusade in return for the Pope's support against the barons. William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury were the King's representatives at the gatherings in Oxford and Northamptonshire in March and April 1215 but on 5th May, many barons renounced their allegiance to the King, bringing the country to the brink of civil war.

On 15th June 1215, King John and the English Barons met on the fields of Runnymede to try to end years of dispute and to sign the Magna Carta. This key event in history is celebrated on this stamp cover with the main image depicting Knights riding into battle and a specially designed postmark for Runnymede, Windsor cancelled on the first day of issue.

The Magna Carta inspired other rights of declarations and agreements featured on the six Special Stamps:

  • Magna Carta 1215: Written in Latin on a single piece of parchment and sealed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215. Most of the clauses in the Magna Carta were drawn up to address specific grievances concerning the rule of King John.
  • Simon De Montfort's Parliament 1265: A French political adventurer who came to England in 1253 and was the leader of the baronial opposition to King Henry III. Set up in January 1265 this was the first Parliament to which the burgesses, the representatives of the towns, were summoned.
  • The Bill of Rights 1689: Passed in 1689 this made parliament a branch of government superior to the monarch. Several articles from it remain relevant today particularly those relating 'freedom of election' and 'freedom of speech'.
  • The American Bill of Rights: A collective name afforded to the first ten amendments to the American constitution. They guaranteed freedom of religion and speech, the liberty of the press, the right to petition and bear arms, and immunity against arbitrary search and arrest as well as excessive punishment.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948: Drawn up in 1948 in response to the horrors of war wrought by the Second World War it constitutes the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled. The first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, charged with drafting the Declaration, was Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Charter of the Commonwealth 2013: Adopted in December 2012 and officially signed by Her Majesty the Queen in March the following year, it comprises 16 care beliefs and brings together the values and aspirations that unites the Commonwealth, namely democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Release Date: 2nd June 2015

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  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525
  • Magna Carta Stamps First Day Cover - BC525

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Stamp Cover - BC525

Marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Magna Carta Stamp Cover is part of our range of Stamp Covers.

During the reign of King John I, barons suffered harsh taxes and levies extracted from them in order to pay for his wars. In 1204 King John lost his lands in Normandy and was intent on regaining them by war. He capitalised on the revenues the barons owed on any inheritance, marriage or dispute to be settled. He charged substantial amounts of money causing many barons to become ruined or imprisoned.

After the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, many barons refused to pay the King 'scutage', the tax they paid in place of their military service. They demanded King John adhere to the laws of Henry I, that stated nothing could be demanded without right and reason, the justice and judgement of a court and the law of the land. King John retired to the Temple Church in London and met with a delegation of barons to discuss his promises. He was able to delay the proceedings and, in secret sent emissaries to Pope Innocent III promising another crusade in return for the Pope's support against the barons. William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury were the King's representatives at the gatherings in Oxford and Northamptonshire in March and April 1215 but on 5th May, many barons renounced their allegiance to the King, bringing the country to the brink of civil war.

On 15th June 1215, King John and the English Barons met on the fields of Runnymede to try to end years of dispute and to sign the Magna Carta. This key event in history is celebrated on this stamp cover with the main image depicting Knights riding into battle and a specially designed postmark for Runnymede, Windsor cancelled on the first day of issue.

The Magna Carta inspired other rights of declarations and agreements featured on the six Special Stamps:

  • Magna Carta 1215: Written in Latin on a single piece of parchment and sealed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215. Most of the clauses in the Magna Carta were drawn up to address specific grievances concerning the rule of King John.
  • Simon De Montfort's Parliament 1265: A French political adventurer who came to England in 1253 and was the leader of the baronial opposition to King Henry III. Set up in January 1265 this was the first Parliament to which the burgesses, the representatives of the towns, were summoned.
  • The Bill of Rights 1689: Passed in 1689 this made parliament a branch of government superior to the monarch. Several articles from it remain relevant today particularly those relating 'freedom of election' and 'freedom of speech'.
  • The American Bill of Rights: A collective name afforded to the first ten amendments to the American constitution. They guaranteed freedom of religion and speech, the liberty of the press, the right to petition and bear arms, and immunity against arbitrary search and arrest as well as excessive punishment.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948: Drawn up in 1948 in response to the horrors of war wrought by the Second World War it constitutes the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled. The first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, charged with drafting the Declaration, was Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Charter of the Commonwealth 2013: Adopted in December 2012 and officially signed by Her Majesty the Queen in March the following year, it comprises 16 care beliefs and brings together the values and aspirations that unites the Commonwealth, namely democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Release Date: 2nd June 2015

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