- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare copy of the Magna Carta is going on display at a New York City museum on the 800th anniversary of the historic document.

The 1217 copy will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from Wednesday through Sept. 30.

It is on loan from Hereford Cathedral in England. It’s one of the most celebrated documents in history.

Originally issued by King John in 1215, it was modified and reissued in subsequent years.

It established for the first time the principle that everyone, including the king, was subject to the law.

The Magna Carta inspired the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The document is on a global tour including displays in China, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal and Singapore.

The New-York Historical Society will be the only U.S. venue.

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