Magna Carta scene, Royal Clock, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

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Title

Magna Carta scene, Royal Clock, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

Subject

Barons, chain-mail, diorama, Stephen Langton, Magna Carta, Neil Glasser, John I, New South Wales, NSW, QVB, Queen Victoria Building, Royal Clock, spear, Sydney, Thwaites and Reed

Description

The diorama of King John I (1166-1216) signing Magna Carta in 1215 is one of six revolving scenes devoted to English royalty that appear on the hour in the Royal Clock in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building. The clock was designed by Neil Glasser and made by Thwaites and Reed in Hastings, England. In the scene John is shown sitting on a throne flanked by guards with spears and signing the document surrounded by the English barons (in chain-mail) who had revolted against him and the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton (1150-1228).
The signing of Magna Carta is considered an moment in the history of western democracy. Australia owns a medieval copy of Magna Carta, which is on display in Parliament House, Canberra.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

29 December 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Magna Carta scene, Royal Clock, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 8, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1292.