The Magna Carta Chronicle charts the fight for freedoms from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. It includes more than 40 newspaper articles, a 2m-long fold-out timeline wallchart, a crossword, a 50 question multiple-choice quiz and a souvenir copy and guide to the Magna Carta itself. Designed as a the ultimate souvenir guide for young people to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, the Magna Carta Chronicle contains more than a hundred beautifully hand drawn illustrations. The combination of newspaper articles, timeline and quiz provides a highly accessible way for young and not-so-young people to explore the amazing stories of how freedoms and liberties have been won over the centuries. It also highlights how fragile many of them still are today... This commemorative book has been produced with generous funding and support from the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee, established to co-ordinate the 800th Centenary Commemorations of the sealing of Magna Carta.
AUTHOR: Christopher Lloyd is the author of more than fifteen books on world history, including the bestselling What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury). A former journalist, he has a passion for zooming out to tell the big stories, opening readers' eyes to how seemingly unrelated events fit together and showing them multiple perspectives on the world. He lives in Tonbridge, Kent, with his wife, Virginia, and two adorable terriers. Patrick Skipworth studied Classics and Linguistics in London and the Netherlands, connecting the dots between ancient cultures, their histories and their languages. Today, Patrick is a children's book editor, but likes to write his own stories when he can. Some of his favourite topics are prehistoric bugs, super-intelligent robots and legends from far away places. Andy Forshaw graduated in graphic design and illustration from London's Central Saint Martins college, and has worked on numerous online and publishing projects. Since 2010, Andy has created more than 5,000 illustrations for children's books. When not illustrating, Andy can be found exploring the countryside on his bike.