Theme: The law courts - this building was a law court
1215 Magna Carta extract: Clause 17/18: “(17) Ordinary lawsuits shall not follow the royal court around, but shall be held in a fixed place.
(18) Inquests of novel disseisin, mort d'ancestor, and darrein presentment shall be taken only in their proper county court. We ourselves, or in our absence abroad our chief justice, will send two justices to each county four times a year, and these justices, with four knights of the county elected by the county itself, shall hold the assizes in the county court, on the day and in the place where the court meets.”
Historic speech extract: Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations), 2006
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1. Charter Square - Theme: Past, present and future liberty as shown by the pageants
2. Moyse’s Hall - Theme: The law and imprisonment – at one time, Moyse’s Hall was a gaol.
3. The Market Cross - Theme: The liberties - this building was a Georgian Theatre
4. The Guildhall - Theme: The law courts - this building was a law court
5. The Unitarian Meeting House - Theme: Religious freedom
6. The Great Churchyard - Theme: The Great Abbey and religion
7. The Crossing within the Abbey Ruins - Theme: The Barons meeting at the Abbey
8. The Abbey Gate - Theme: Conflict when liberties are threatened
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