Magna Carta is not the only historic Charter touring Canada this year. Magna Carta’s lesser known companion document, the Charter of the Forest, is also on tour as part of the Magna Carta Canada exhibition. In my Interview about the Charter of the Forest in Canadian Geographic Magazine I discuss why the Charter of the Forest, first issued in 1217, affected more people than Magna Carta in the thirteenth century, what “evil customs relating to the forests” the Charter promised to reform and why there are environmentalists today who wish the Charter of the Forest was as famous as as Magna Carta.
Click here to read my Interview about the Charter of the Forest with the Canadian Geographic.
For more about the Charter of the Forest, see my article on the Charter of the Forest on the Magna Carta Canada website and my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights