Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada at the King Township Historical Society

I will be giving a talk about my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights at the King Township Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting on March 6.

For more information, click here to read the KTHS newsletter.

Click here to purchase your copy of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights

Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World, Thursday, February 18th, 2pm, Fulford Place Museum, Brockville

I will be giving a talk on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World at Fulford Place Museum in Brockville on Thursday February 18 at 2pm. My book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights will be for sale and I will be signing books after the talk.

Click here for more information on the lecture and the other talks taking place at Fulford Place for Heritage Week

My Tedx Talk on Women and Magna Carta

In May 2015, I gave a talk on Women and Magna Carta at the Tedx The Annex Women event in Toronto. Magna Carta promised noble widows freedom from forced remarriage, setting a precedent for future women’s rights legislation. In the talk, I compare the clauses concerning women’s rights in Magna Carta to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discuss the enduring impact of Magna Carta 800 years after the document was reluctantly accepted by King John in 1215.

Here is my Tedx Talk on Women and Magna Carta:

For more on Magna Carta and the impact of the famous charter on women, see my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights

Watch my lecture on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World

On November 26, I delivered a lecture on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World, based on my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights  at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in Edmonton. I discuss the impact of Magna Carta on 800 years of history in an hour. Watch the lecture here:

Edmonton Journal Interview: Be sure to read Carolyn Harris’ Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada before viewing the document itself

My interview with Michael Hingston, books editor of the Edmonton Journal discusses the Magna Carta Canada exhibition (at the Alberta Legislature until December 29), why everyone should read Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights before viewing Magna Carta, and the impact of Magna Carta on Canada and the world.

Click here to read Michael Hingston: Be sure to read Carolyn Harris’ Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada before viewing the document itself

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My radio interview with Alberta Morning News about Magna Carta

I was interviewed about my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights by Alberta Morning News, which is broadcast in Calgary and Edmonton. I discuss the enduring legacy of Magna Carta eight centuries after King John reluctantly affixed his seal to the document and the Magna Carta Canada exhibition, which opens at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in Edmonton on November 23.

The interview is available in the Newstalk 770 AM audio vault – November 22, 7am (The interview begins around 7:05am)

My Magna Carta Interview in Beyond The Hill

I discussed the history of King John and Magna Carta and its impact on modern Canada, as well as my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights, with Beyond The Hill: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. The interview is on pages 28 and 29 of the magazine.

Click here to read Magna Carta Tours Canada: 800 Years and Its Place in History in Beyond the Hill

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Magna Carta lecture and book signing in Edmonton on November 26 and 27

The Magna Carta Canada exhibition opens at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in Edmonton on November 23. Magna Carta will be on display there until December 29. I will be speaking and signing books in Edmonton on November 26 and 27. Here are the public events:

Carolyn Harris Event On November 26 at 12pm I will be speaking at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law about my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights and the enduring impact of Magna Carta on the Modern World. Pizza will be served.

On November 27, I will be signing copies of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights at Audrey’s Books from 12pm until 1:30pm

The book signing is listed in the Edmonton journal as one of the upcoming literary events in the city.

Click here to read my interview with the Ms. Magna Carta faculty blog at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law about writing, the book, the impact of Magna Carta and whether King John should be considered the worst king in English history.

My article on Magna Carta and Women’s Rights in the Queen’s Alumni Review

My article on Magna Carta and Women’s Rights has been published in the fall 2015 issue of the Queen’s University alumni review. The article discusses the situation of noblewomen in King John’s reign (including the queen, Isabelle of Angoulême), the clauses in Magna Carta that discuss inheritance rights and freedom from forced remarriage for noble widows and how Magna Carta went on to inspire suffragettes and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Click here to read Magna Carta and Women’s Rights in the Queen’s Alumni Review

Click here to purchase my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights