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Lincolnshire’s Magna Carta Book Released

A limited edition book celebrating the impact of the Magna Carta on modern society from a Lincolnshire perspective is now for sale.

Date: 10th Dec '15
  • 800

Titled 800, the impressive hardback publication explores, through the voices of a range of Lincolnshire residents, how the medieval document still plays a vital part in shaping the values we hold sacred today.

Featuring a wide variety of interviews and articles from leading Lincolnshire educationalists, school children, artists, business leaders and charity organisers, the book also contains the first published versions of specially-commissioned works from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Welsh National Poet Gillian Clarke and Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry holder Imtiaz Dharker.

The first ever Lincolnshire Young Poet Laureate, 17-year-old Lincoln resident Peter Latimer, is also featured.

Only 1215 copies of the book have been produced, with 800 being distributed to Lincolnshire schools and libraries, as well as around the country to the British Library, Runnymede, Salisbury Cathedral and around the world to the 53 Commonwealth heads of state and other world leaders abroad.

The remaining 415 copies, all signed by the three famed poets – are available for purchase for just £8.

For more information or to purchase a copy of 800, visit the Festival 800 website.