A man tried to steal the Magna Carta, the
United Kingdom’s formative government document.
The man tried to smash through the glass enclosure
protecting the ancient document, with a hammer.
The man was arrested and
the artifact was not damaged.
The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, laid out the rights
and responsibilities of nobles and commoners.
It is one of the first documents establishing that
kings are beholden to the law.