salisbury cathedral

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salisbury cathedral
salisbury cathedral
salisbury, united kingdom sp1 2ej

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Boasting the tallest cathedral spire in the United Kingdom (23m/404 ft), the Salisbury Cathedral was completed from 1220 to 1258.

In addition, the cathedral contains the world's oldest working clock (circa 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta (written in 1215) was one of the first documents where individuals, i.e. feudal barons, asserted their rights against divine monarchy. The lineage of the document can be directly linked to the American Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, among other documents.

In other news, Jay-Z was inspired by the lines in the Magna Carta for his new album MC/HG: "To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay, right or justice."

photo: Steve Cadman@flickr