Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, UK
We sort of stumbled onto the Magna Carta. I had read that Salisbury Cathedral has a copy of it — but I also knew there were several copies so didn’t think much about it. Apparently there are only four surviving copies and this one is considered the best preserved. I’m used to seeing photos of it with all the different ribbons and seals though and this one didn’t have those. The penmanship is unreal. The letters couldn’t have been more than 1/8 inch tall, if that. And impeccable. All done with a feather quill. It’s hard to imagine. I’ve been unexpectedly blown away by the craftsmanship in a lot of ancient things we’ve seen while we’ve been here. I came to see castles, but the calligraphy has impressed me too.
Anyhow, you couldn't take photos of the Magna Carta, but this is in the cloisters, just outside the Chapter House where it's kept.