Magna Carta turns 800: It changed the world, says UK PM David Cameron

London, June 15: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday hailed Magna Carta, saying it went on to "change the world", at an event marking the 800th anniversary of the document that flagged off the era of modern democracy.

Cameron was speaking at a ceremony at Runnymede in Surrey where King John of England had sealed the original document in 1215. The programme was also attended by the Queen.


The charter first protected the rights and freedoms of society and made the king subject to law.

The British PM, who recently returned to power with a decisive mandate, said the charter had inspired different generations and countries across the world.

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said the document set the bar high for all of us today.

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