Tired of documentaries which over promise and under deliver? Yearning for more content and deeper analysis? Frustrated that so little attempt is made to relate the past to the present? So were we. So we decided to do something about it. This is the result an approach to history which dares to ask the question: why?
Magna Carta, widely regarded as a foundational text of the British Constitution and an essential guarantor of basic freedoms, has inspired imitators across ages and across continents. The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 has been billed as a Magna Carta for the world, but to what extent is it right to see the Great Charter as a fount of freedom, democracy and rule of law, and how relevant is it today?