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A meadow in southeast England on the Thames River west of London. King John accepted the Magna Carta here or on a nearby island in 1215.


(Placename) a meadow on the S bank of the Thames near Windsor, where King John met his rebellious barons in 1215 and acceded to Magna Carta


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a meadow on the S bank of the Thames, W of London, England: reputed site of the granting of the Magna Carta by King John, 1215.
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Within months of the historic meeting between John and his barons in Runnymede Meadow on June 15, 1215, the Great Charter had been abandoned by both sides.
Eight hundred years ago, on June 15, 1215, a group of English noblemen stood in Runnymede meadow along the Thames River and said, "No"--no to unlimited monarchical power, no to confiscation of property with impunity, no to legal proceedings without due process.
It was here in Runnymede meadows that King John gave his royal seal to a list of demands from a group of rebellious barons on June 15, 1215.