Magna Carta 1215
2015 is the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, of which, only four original copies exist. It is the most significant document in the foundation of our legal system, government, and the liberty we enjoy.
Wanting to celebrate this landmark year, Christine put her skills to work in re-creating an historically accurate, down to the pin-holes, 1:1 ratio edible version of Salisbury’s Magna Carta. This meant long hours of painstakingly copying the ancient medieval Latin text onto fondant. Below Magna Carta sits the seal of King John - originally attached to the document at its foot.
In order to showcase the drama of the moment King John was forced to create Magna Carta, she reproduced Frank Wood’s evocative impression of the scene at Runnymead. This hand-painted panel sits front and centre on the ornate carved stool, which is gilded with 24 carat gold leaf. The stool sits atop a weighty gold and marble plinth.