Our Name

Our name—RUNNYMEDE—reflects the birthplace of the Magna Carta, the great charter that forms not only the foundation of English law but also the bedrock principles of the United States Constitution. The right of trial by jury, and the principles that “no person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law[]” and no taxation without representation, among others, have their roots in the Magna Carta. King John of England sealed the “great charter” on June 15, 1215, and the Magna Carta has endured for over 800 years. We borrow our name out of deep respect for the enduring rule of law secured by the Magna Carta.