Magna Carta is the most famous document in English, perhaps in world history. Yet many of its
aspects remain mysterious both to scholars and to the general public. It is much cited yet too little
read or understood. From seeds first sewn in the field of thirteenth-century manuscript studies,
Vincent has harvested an enterprise that has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records,
that extends from the auction houses of New York to the Australian Senate, and that has been
crowned by the award of a £910,000 AHRC research grant that will underpin the public
understanding of Magna Carta during its 800th anniversary celebrations.