In 1844 the troop-ships "Briton" and "Runnymede" were driven ashore here, almost close together.
At Runnymede he appeared as a commissioner on the king's side, and his influence must therefore be sought in those clauses of the Charter which differ from the original petitions of the barons.
RUNNIMEDE, or Runnymede, a meadow on the S.
Within the parish, bordering the river, is the field of Runnymede, which, with Magna Charta Island lying off it, is famous in connexion with the signature of the charter by King John.
On the I5th of June 1215 he sealed at Runnymede, close to Windsor, the famous Magna Carta, in face of a vast assembly among which he had hardly a single friend.
At the same time he reissued the Great Charter, containing all the important concessions which John had made at Runnymede, save that which gave the control of taxation to the tenants-inchief.
(a pamphlet expository of his opinions), the Runnymede Letters, a Vindication of the British Constitution, and other matter of less note.