The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP
The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP
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Man gets four-years in jail for trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral ‘as he thought it was fake’

  • Mark Royden believed the Salisbury Magna Carta was a fake and attacked the protective glass surrounding the manuscript at the cathedral in 2018
  • A judge described the failed theft as a ‘determined attempt’ to steal a document of ‘huge historical importance’ to the world

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The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP
The Salisbury Cathedral’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: AP
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