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VIDEO: David Starkey on why ‘boggy’ Runnymede was chosen as Magna Carta site

As England marks St George’s day, TV historian David Starkey has revealed that the site where the Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymede was chosen because it was a muddy bog that prevented a battle between the king and the barons erupting. Dr Starkey, whose interview on Radio 4 this morning about the historic document upset Today programme … Continue reading

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