Visit The Magna Carta Project website for more on Magna Carta and King John.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Robert fitz Walter on Trial

Recently a mock trial was held in Westminster Hall, in which the Robert fitz Walter and his army faced accusations of treason for their rebellion against King John. David Carpenter played the part of fitz Walter, defended by Nathalie Lieven QC, against Clive Anderson’s King John.

Before a large gathering in Westminster Hall and judges Dame Sian Elias (Chief Justice of New Zealand), Lord Neuberger (President of the Supreme Court)  and Justice Stephen Breyer (of the US Supreme Court), David successfully made the case for ‘not guilty’.

It is hoped that a video of the trial will be available in due course – watch this space!

David Carpenter as Robert fitz Walter defends the rebellion against King John
Nathalie Lieven QC defends Robert fitz Walter
Clive Anderson playing the part of King John

No comments:

Post a Comment