Magna Carta: A walk through the history of medieval Lincolnshire

Feb 2015 Lincoln Magna Carta - Routemaster in Depth on the Stephen Langton Trail to Lincoln Castle with David Atkinson.
Feb 2015 Lincoln Magna Carta – Routemaster in Depth on the Stephen Langton Trail to Lincoln Castle with David Atkinson.

* Photography by Steve Morgan.

The latest issue of Walk magazine is out now.

That’s good timing given that this weekend the cathedral city of Lincoln celebrates Magna Carta weekend, the 800th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty from the 13th century.

I visited in March to research the story, preview the events and walk a new trail that leads from rural Lincolnshire to the cathedral where Stephen Langton pour over his medieval manuscripts.

Here’s a flavour of the feature:

I have come to Lincoln, home to allegedly the best preserved of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta, to walk a new, independent trail.

Picking up the trailhead at the church of St Giles Church in the village of Langton by Wragby, I wanted to learn more about the learned scholar Stephen Langton.

This Lincolnshire lad was born in the village in the 12th century.

He went on to become both Archbishop of Canterbury and one of the chief architects of Magna Carta, presenting the document to King John for signing as a fait accompli at Runnymeade, Surrey, in June 1215.

Read the full story, In Search of Magna Carta, in the new issue of Walk magazine.

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