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]
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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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But if it wasn't for another American then the Runnymede meadows might have disappeared completely, covered in concrete and turned into a housing estate.
Why the American fixation with the Runnymede meadows? We learn on our tour that the Founding Fathers drew heavily on Magna Carta as inspiration for the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and that more of the Magna Carta survives in US law than in English law.