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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As both plane and pilot were not seen again, they were considered as lost and Sgt Holman is remembered on the Wall of Missing at the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey.
His name features on the Runnymede memorial along with 20,000 other lost airmen with no known graves.
He was killed in action on December 18, 1944 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey.
OK, that's what Americans do, but imagine their incredulity on finding that the only Runnymede memorial to MC, apart from the obligatory tearoom, is an exceedingly modest 'temple' containing a lump of granite - and that thanks entirely to voluntary donations from lawyers in their own Bar Association.
Two years after JFK was assassinated, the Queen met Jackie again when she unveiled the Runnymede memorial to the President in May 1965.
None of the eight crew members survived the crash and for some unknown reason they have no grave, so all are still reported missing and have their name on the Runnymede Memorial, near London.
As all RAF airmen missing, his name is on the Panel 203 of the Runnymede Memorial near London.
Until now, they have only had their names on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, which honours the 20,000 other servicemen who were lost but never given proper burials.