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Runnymede or Runnimede (rŭnˈĭmēd), 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 Carta (1215), which is commemorated by a memorial. There is also a memorial to John F. Kennedy on Runnymede.
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site of Magna Charta signing (1215). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
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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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