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Magna Carta
2015-02-10 12:14:24

Signed in 1215 by King John, the Magna Carta was the first step toward democracy in Western civilization after centuries of absolute rule by monarchies, as it bound the king of England to the same laws as any citizen. Eight hundred years later, an original copy of that document has been discovered in the small seaside English town of Sandwich.

2014-07-25 08:23:36

SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D IMMERSES AUDIENCES INTO A SOLDIER'S EYE VIEW OF WAR WITH NEVER SEEN BEFORE IMAGES OF WORLD WAR 1 LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Most Technically

2014-07-01 12:26:42

LONDON, July 1,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today its campaign to donate the Magna Carta 800(th) Anniversary Edition to schools in Great Britain as part of

2014-05-19 16:22:44

Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announces marketing partnership with American Seniors Association, offering the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Edition to ASA's five million members, while supporting

2013-03-28 23:03:01

The Phoenician alphabet now brings a new dimension of interest to this year’s National Library Week.

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta.

2011-06-14 12:39:00

Gift to Enhance and Expand Museum Experience, including New Permanent Exhibition Gallery, at the National Archives WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives has received a $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David M.

2010-01-13 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Library of Congress the James Ford Bell Trust unveiled Matteo Ricci's 1602 "Impossible Black Tulip," a massive map showing the world with China at its center.

2009-08-11 13:11:00

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From Beverly Hills to Berlin; from Miami to Melbourne; from big screens to home screens, Warner Bros.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.