Thoughts on JFK and Magna Carta Memorial Runnymede - HiDef
Thoughts upon the John F Kennedy Memorial and the Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey, England. This was the place where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John and the barons which enforced it upon him.
The Runnymede and its three memorials are not only interesting from an historical, social, political and scientific perspective. They are also significant from an artistic, cultural and social viewpoint.
Peaceful surroundings with strange spiritual and political symbolism built into the geometric and astrological monuments and temple.
JFK memorial designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe
Magna Carta memorial designed by Sir Edward Maufe
The Fairhaven Memorial Lodges (which stand either side of the road on entry to the road parallel to Runnymede meadow) were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Commissioned by Lady Fairhaven, dedicated to here husband, Sir Urban Broughton MP, who bought Runnymede in 1928 to safeguard its future.