Magna Carta Embroidery - How the Magna Carta influenced the spread of law & order in the USA
By: Magna Carta Embroidery
Rhoda Nevins America embroidery panel, part of a 12 panel work to commemorate this years’ 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta depicts in beautiful embroidered detail significant events in US history. It shows how the Magna Carta informed the spread of law and order in the US after it declared independence from England.
The American Panel features John Cabot at the top, who discovered parts of America in 1497 for the British. The Pilgrim Fathers are pictured on the left, who settled on the East Coast in 1620, in the centre John Smith being captured by Chief Powhatan in 1607, a pioneer and settler who established the first English colony. The Boson Tea Party 1773 is on the left, with wonderful detail of tea falling over the side of the ship. Bottom left is General Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington in 1776 and Washington on his horse as first President and on the right is the White House. The two flags are pre and post-independence.
“There has been a lot of interest in the embroidery panels and they have featured extensively in the UK. 2015 is the year of the Magna Carta and we are excited to be exhibiting the panels at some very prestigious Magna Carta celebrations”
Over the coming year, leading up to the June 2015 and beyond, Rhoda’s magnificent panels will be displayed at various events throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
The Magna Carta Embroidery, was commissioned by Runnymede council where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John. The 12 panels of the embroidery commemorate the birth of British democracy and the foundation of our legal system, a model which has been copied throughout the world.
Rhoda, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework has designed the panels for the British equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry, commemorating one of the most important events in British and international history.
“I have been very fortunate to work on some extremely prestigious projects in recent years and it is such an honour to have been asked to create this piece to celebrate this historic event”, says Rhoda.
The panels will be touring the country during the year of celebrations and will hopefully be on display in all the charter towns throughout England.
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Notes to Editors
About Rhoda Nevins:
The past few years have been busy for Rhoda, she has completed a magnificent piece depicting the skyline of the town of Guildford which was presented to the Town memory of her late husband, a former mayor of Guildford. She also helped to embroider one of the official Olympic quilts which were gifted to each country competing in the 2012 games. She has also recently been presented to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on a visit to Southwark Cathedral as part of the team that embroidered Jubilee vestments for the Bishop of Southwark and his Area Bishops. Rhoda will also featured in an episode of Channel 4’s “Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb”.
For more pictures please go to dropbox link which includes pictures of Rhoda, the Guildford embroidery. There are more pictures being added all the time.
For further information about the Magna Carta 800th celebrations http://magnacarta800th.com/
More information on the Magna Carta – the cornerstone of British Liberty on the British Library website http://www.bl.uk/
About Rhoda Nevins
The past few years have been busy for Rhoda, she has completed a magnificent piece depicting the skyline of the town of Guildford which was presented to the Town memory of her late husband, a former mayor of Guildford. She also helped to embroidered one of the official Olympic quilts which were gifted to each country competing in the 2012 games. She has also recently been presented to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on a visit to Southwark Cathedral as part of the team that embroidered Jubilee vestments for the Bishop of Southwark and his Area Bishops. Rhoda also takes private commissions as well as being commissioned to work on larger public projects.