Mark Royden from Devon has also been charged with criminal damage following the incident in October last year.
The 800-year-old manuscript was unscathed.
Staff wrestled the hammer-wielding man to the ground after he smashed the document's protective glass casing on Thursday.
He attempted a smash-and-grab raid.
It is often forgotten in modern history classes that England is the birthplace of our modern conception of liberty. It is
It is in Britain's best interests to partner with countries who share our values of rule of law, human rights and justice and our duty, as a nation whose heritage includes Magna Carta, to hold our partners to account when they fail to hold themselves accountable.
A man has threatened to embarrass the forthcoming State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen will host the President of
If I'm Mayor of London, I want to bring this same kind of passion for people's fundamental rights to City Hall. I can't speak for the other candidates but for me, it's a no brainer - it's part of who I am. I want to be the leader of this great city who gets why it's important we have the right to protest and to free speech, we have the right to a fair trial, and we have the right to privacy.
This is a key time for the internet, and for the World Wide Web that offers its most popular method of navigation... We have the opportunity to reconfirm and solidify the web's founding principles of openness, accessibility and global information sharing. A Digital Magna Carta is a good place to start.
Sealing the Magna Carta was a major event in the journey of democracy. Justice and freedom are at the foundation of our society and it is our duty to act in their defense when the legal international order is challenged. By doing so, we pay tribute to all those who have developed the rule of law to protect us against injustice and abuse of power.