Join Christopher Lloyd on an epic ride from the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215 to the present day.


Christopher graduated with a double first in history from Cambridge in 1990 and went on to become the Technology Editor for The Sunday Times. He left in 2000 to become CEO of Immersive Education in Oxford before becoming an author in 2006. His best selling history of the world, called What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury 2008) is now in 15 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He established his own publishing house What on Earth Publishing in Spring 2010 and has published a series of timelines in collaboration with illustrator Andy Forshaw covering history, nature, science, sport, Shakespeare and Magna Carta. Christopher is now in great demand as a lecturer and storyteller in schools, museums and at literary festivals throughout the UK and abroad. He divides his time between lecturing and writing.

Join Christopher Lloyd on an epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedom and liberty, from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. Using a giant 8m-long timeline, specially commissioned by the Magna Carta Trust’s 800thCommittee, and a coat of many pockets containing key objects that serve as mnemonics, Christopher will stop off at 10 key moments in the last 800 years, showing how today’s ideas of freedom and liberty have evolved through time.