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Thursday, December 20, 2007

This won't be exhibited at Waiouru Army Museum


Because I was mentioning this just last week:

A 710-year-old manuscript of the Magna Carta, hailed as the "birth certificate of freedom," sold for a staggering £10.6million at a New York auction last night.

The single page of what is described as the most important document in the world ever to come to auction is 68 lines of text written in mediaeval Latin on parchment. It is one of only 17 still in existence, and was the only one in private hands.
It was bought by David Rubenstein of the Carlisle private equity group which plans to loan the document back to the National Archives in Washington.

-Daily Mail

The National Library in Australia has the only other copy of its type outside of Britain. NZ law has one operative clause left of the Magna Carta in effect by our Imperial Laws Application Act 1988 and it is:

XXXIX. NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.

1 Comments:

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