Claire breay did a phd in medieval history at the institute of historical research 1993 96 and then worked as an archivist at lambeth palace library for two years before joining the british library in 1998 as a curator of medieval historical manuscripts. Book review magna carta law liberty legacy edited by claire breay and julian harrison british library publishing on the 800th anniversary of magna carta the british library have produced an extensive exhibition and catalogue that explores the origins of the original treaty and its enormous political legacy. Magna carta law liberty legacy edited by claire breay and julian harrison kf 4486 m342 2015 magna carta muse mentor randy j holland editor foreword by john g roberts jr chief justice of the united states. Magna carta law liberty legacy ed claire breay and julian harrison the british library 2015 272 pp magna carta law liberty legacy the catalogue was published in 2015 to coincide with the british library exhibition of 13 march 1 september 2015 commemorating the 800th anniversary of the magna carta. Magna carta is one of the most celebrated documents in english history and one of the most popular exhibits at the british library but despite this fame the reinterpretations made of it since 1215 have tended to obscure its real meaning for king john and his baronial opponents magna carta was not intended to be a lasting declaration of legal principle still less an embryonic code of human
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