Watch: David Starkey on Magna Carta

Eminent historian David Starkey discusses his new book exploring the origins of Magna Carta

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In an interview with our reviews editor, Matt Elton, the author of Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter, considered some of the biggest myths surrounding the document, and explained why it was bound to fail.

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Check out some of the highlights in this video. To read the interview in full, pick up the May issue of BBC History Magazine – out now.