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Jews occupied a precarious position in medieval English society. They performed an invaluable service as moneylenders, a...
To make Magna Carta readily intelligible to the barons, it was translated into French, their spoken language. One transl...
The maps drawn by Matthew Paris (1200–59) offer a unique impression of mid-13th-century Britain. Paris, who did not trav...
King John was taken ill in October 1216, having suffered an attack of dysentery, and he died at Newark, Nottinghamshire,...
One of the earliest accounts of the settlement reached at Runnymede is found in the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey. Melrose...