Runnymede

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Runnymede

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Runnimede

(rŭn`ĭmēd), meadow, in Egham, Surrey, S England, on the south bank of the Thames River, W of London. Either on this meadow or on nearby Charter Island, King John accepted the Magna CartaMagna Carta
or Magna Charta
[Lat., = great charter], the most famous document of British constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede under compulsion from the barons and the church in June, 1215.
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 (1215), which is commemorated by a memorial. There is also a memorial to John F. KennedyKennedy, John Fitzgerald,
1917–63, 35th President of the United States (1961–63), b. Brookline, Mass.; son of Joseph P. Kennedy. Early Life

While an undergraduate at Harvard (1936–40) he served briefly in London as secretary to his father, who was
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 on Runnymede.

Runnymede

site of Magna Charta signing (1215). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
See: Freedom

Runnymede

a meadow on the S bank of the Thames near Windsor, where King John met his rebellious barons in 1215 and acceded to Magna Carta
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50 at the four-star Runnymead Hotel and Spa on banks of the Thames a few miles from Windsor on April weekends from April 4, saving pounds 33.
This alluding to Runnymead and Cowper's Hill; and he may well talk of England's freedom and the chains of tyranny
Outdoor shots were easy to do, as the Nettlefold Studios where the series was shot at Walton-on- Thames were close to Runnymead Meadow where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215.
4) And it descended to us through the Roman period of Justinian, the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymead, and the creation of Colonial America.
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