A Student of History

September 25, 2007

For Sale: Magna Carta

Filed under: What is History? — John Maass @ 5:54 am

Sotheby’s will announce plans Tuesday to auction a copy of the Magna Carta in New York in mid-December, and estimates that the document will sell for $20 million to $30 million.


  1. “The charter mandated the English king to cede certain basic rights to his citizens, ensuring that no man is above the law.”

    Maybe the U.S. taxpayers could buy it and force certain unnamed presidents and vice-presidents, who may not have heard about ‘ensuring that no man is above the law’, to read it.

    Comment by forcryingoutloud — September 25, 2007 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  2. Of course Mr Perot could do the right thing and donate it to the national archives and his foundation could realize a large tax benefit or hopefully someone else in this country will step up to the plate and purchase the document and donate it. Ok Warren Buffet or Bill Gates, your on!

    Comment by Wayne North — September 26, 2007 @ 6:30 am | Reply

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