MAGNA CARTA ON DISPLAY AT ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL

Sealed in Runnymead in 1215, it is thought that barons met within the walls of St Edmundsbury Cathedral in 1214 to discuss how they would get King John to put his name to what would become the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta was the first formal document stating that a King must follow the law of the land, and later paved the way for Trial by Jury.

An £86,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled the Bury Society's Magna Carta 800 Committee the loan of the Magna Carta, where it will be on display to the public in the Cathedral throughout May 2014.

The celebrations do not stop there - a whole season of events surrounding the visit of the Magna Carta are planned, and will include a colourful sound and light experience on a Magna Carta theme, based around the town and involving key locations and historic buildings.

Click here to visit to the Magna Carta 800 website