800 Years Of The Magna Carta

An illustration project created in collaboration with Herd Communications in the UK. I illustrated a number of scenes based around the history of the sealing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago. The work was created for Salisbury Cathedral which has one of only 4 copies of the document from 1215.

Last year was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta –  the great charter which established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. Working with Herd Communications in the UK, I created a series of illustrations for use in children’s printed educational materials, the Salisbury Cathedral website and for a series of short animations used as learning resources to explain the history of the Magna Carta for Salisbury Cathedral. The Cathedral is home to one of only four remaining original 1215 copies of the Magna Carta.
Here are some of the scenes and characters I illustrated.
Surrounded by angry barons and the Bishop at Runnymeade,King John seals the Magna Carta
Initial Sketch of the scene at Runnymeade where King John sealed the Magna Carta
King John's court - where the not very likeable King is surrounded by some angry towns folk.
Initial sketch of the scene at King John's Court.
The UK Parliament today.
King Richard. Now he was a nice guy.
How has the Magna Carta affected people and laws today? A female sports star, a soldier, a police woman and a judge.
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