When Magna Carta met Horrible Histories - In an article in The Conversation [9 Feb 2015] Cardiff University historian Paul Webster looks at how modern television programming can teach us a lesson or two, and make the message stick.
'The British Library has just staged an exclusive one-day exhibition. The four earliest surviving copies of the original Magna Carta were brought together for an audience of 1,215 people, selected by public ballot. The BBC, meanwhile, have brought the theme of King John and Magna Carta to a different, wider, and predominantly younger audience. The Horrible Histories team is back, in style.'
Read the full piece here: - http://The Conversation
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Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff Lifelong Learning Centre (all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff) 10th December Historical Association Lecture: Human Sacrifice in Scandinavian Viking Age: Grisly reality or morbid mainland European myth? Dr Tim Bolton