#On This Day – The Signature

Monday, September 17th, 2018

#OnThisDay

The United States Constitution was signed on 17 September 1787. Written during the Philadelphia Convention, the Constitution was a charter of government that was ratified by each of the states, and is still the supreme law and fundamental governmental framework of the United States of America.

But, what connects the US Constitution with round robins and the threat of mutiny, the Tudor court and Henry VIII’s urges, the Swedish navy and state ambition, family aspirations and a grab for the English throne, and the Battle of Santa Cruz and another war wound?

Listen to the podcast on the signature to discover more!

Or, why not check out our magazine post on the history of signature collecting, written by one of our Plymouth University history interns!

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