Magna Carta, or "the Great Charter" as its Latin translation, celebrates its 800th anniversary today.
Agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, it is known as being a powerful symbol for rights and freedoms. Its most famous clause, which still applies today, is that all free men have the right to justice and a fair trial. To learn more, here is a brief history of the famous parchment from The British Library:
Durham Cathedral have used this lovely image of artwork that Emma Bridgewater has designed on a mug in celebration of the anniversary:
Google have also got involved with today's doodle of King John and his subjects...
...and, yes, Jay-Z's 2013 album was also named after this famous document, sealed 800 years ago today.