Trail 6The Heart of England

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Day 1Oxford - The Bodleian Library

Oxford’s Bodleian Library holds nearly a quarter of the world’s original 13th century manuscripts of Magna Carta and of the seventeen known surviving Charters, three are in the Bodleian.

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Day 2Worcester and Evesham

King John was buried at Worcester Cathedral in 1216. His will is usually kept in the Cathedral Library and his effigy is near the High Altar. Simon de Montfort led the rebellion against Henry III and died at the Battle of Evesham in 1265.

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Day 3Hereford - Cathedral and Library

Hereford Cathedral holds the finest surviving 1217 Magna Carta – the significant revision of the original 1215 charter issued by King John’s son Henry III. Also visit Berkley Castle.

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See history come alive across the UK

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