Linda Colley speaks about 'When the British Constitution becomes un-written' at the Festival of Ideas
Duration: 6 mins 29 secs
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Linda Colley explains why Britain does not have a written consitution.
Britain, it is often claimed, is the world's only democracy without a written constitution. Yet, historically, Britain has influenced the writing of constitutions in other countries more than anywhere else on the globe. Linda Colley examines this paradox, and discusses how, why and when the notion of Britain's own "unwritten constitution" evolved.
|Collection:||Festival of Ideas 2010|
|Publisher:||University of Cambridge|
|Copyright:||University of Cambridge|
|Keywords:||law; linda colley; festival of ideas;|