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HISTORIC: Gordon Baron shows his mead to Mayor of Horwich Cllr Richard Silvester
HISTORIC: Gordon Baron shows his mead to Mayor of Horwich Cllr Richard Silvester

UK: Horwich firm creates special mead for 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

by Andrew Bardsley, reporter
The Bolton News
05-20-2015

A HORWICH firm has created a special batch of mead to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of the most famous documents in the world.

To commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta, The Lancashire Mead Company is producing a specific type of mead that is more like the kind that would have been drunk in the 13th century.

After being invited to a number of living history events featuring re-enactors and role play trade fairs linked with the anniversary, brewer Gordon Baron decided to produce a product more in keeping with historic times.

The Magna Carta, meaning The Great Charter, was signed in 1215 by King John in the midst of political crisis, and remains a key part of the British constitution.

For the first time, the document established that everyone including the monarchy is subject to the law, with the famous 39th clause giving all “free men” the right to justice and a fair trial.

Mr Baron, who originally set up the firm in Hampson Street in October 2013, said: “I decided that I had to produce a mead that was more authentic to the 13th century.

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