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Learn About Magna Carta's Influence In Scarsdale Library Program

The Scarsdale Public Library is having a presentation on the influence of the Magna Carta, signed by King John 500 years ago.
The Scarsdale Public Library is having a presentation on the influence of the Magna Carta, signed by King John 500 years ago. Photo Credit: public domain

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Walter Johanson, a retired social studies teacher from Mount Vernon High School, will present “The Magna Carta and its Influence” at the Scarsdale Public Library on Monday, Nov. 2.

This year is the 800th anniversary of King John of England signing the Magna Carta. The document promised the protection of church rights, protection from illegal imprisonment of the barons, swift justice and limitations on feudal payments to the crown.

The presentation will start at 7:30 p.m.

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