by Percy MacKaye
“Magna Carta! Magna Carta!
English brothers, we have borne it
On our banners down the ages, —
Who shall scorn it?
Bitter fought-for, blood-emblazoned
With the fadeless gules of freedom,
Interbound with precious pages —
English brothers, we who shrine it…”
You can read the complete poem here.
As part of the Magna Carta celebrations Surrey Libraries has a display touring several branches throughout the year. Click here to find out more.
Don’t forget to join us on Twitter on the 30th June for this month’s Read Watch Playwhere the theme will be #legalread.