14th July 2013 - Jay-Z comes to see Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral

Jay Z - visited Salisbury Cathedral to see Magna Carta

On 14th July 2013, Jay-Z visited Salisbury Cathedral to see the Salisbury copy of Magna Carta[1].

Jay-Z’s 2013 LP was called ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’.

According to the NME:

Jay was genuinely touched to see his album near to the real-life Magna Carta in the chapter house. He took the occasion seriously and felt honoured to be there. He chatted to the Dean and posed for a few pictures with fans when they asked."[2]

The Cathedral website says:

The Very Revd June Osborne said: "It was great to welcome Jay Z to Salisbury Cathedral. He was clearly moved by seeing the original Magna Carta. He was a delightful guest and we discussed the work we seek to do here to further the cause of social justice. I think it may have surprised some of our visitors."[3]

Image credit: Picture of Mr X is by ‘i am guilty’ (JAY-Z, original resolution) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


[1] Jay-Z visits Salisbury (From Salisbury Journal)

[2] Jay-Z visits real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral | News | NME.COM

[3] Magna Carta and Jay Z | Salisbury Cathedral