Royden told the police that he thought the 805 year old document was fake. According to the authorities, he had prepared well. He would first have explored so that he could avoid cameras. The man also took gloves, safety glasses and the hammer with him.
Eventually, bystanders were able to thwart the robbery in October 2018. They chased the Briton, who already has a large criminal record and had suffered brain damage in 1991 in an accident. Royden will hear the punishment he receives on 25 February.
The Magna Carta states that the power of the king will be limited. The English king Jan without Land signed the charter under pressure from loanmen on June 15, 1215 in a meadow near Runnymede.
The document in the Salisbury Cathedral is one of the four remaining versions of the original Magna Carta. According to The Guardian newspaper, the document was re-exhibited three months after the incident and the damaged glass case was given a prominent place in the exhibition that tells the history of the Magna Carta.