We’ve featured many English historic sites such as, castles, Stonehenge and the Tower of London on EnglandExplore before.
However here we feature some of the lesser known places that in their own way are just as important…
Runnymede on the banks of the Thames in Surrey seems the most unlikely place for a revolution.
However it was here, in 1215, that the Magna Carta was signed.
Its main aim was to restrict the then near absolute power of the King and offered protection to individual freedoms.
Although a long way from modern democracy, this ancient document is one of its foundation stones. Never again could the monarch reign without at least some regard to his or her subjects.
(See here for more on the various Kings and Queens of England).