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  • Double-edged sword

    Object Created date: c. 1250-1330

    This sword is typical of those that would have been wielded by European knights in the 13th century. Weighing 1.2 kg (2 ...

  • Portrait of King John hunting

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1300-99

    This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...

  • Statute book containing Magna Carta issued by King...

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: c. 1300 - 1399

    During the 13th and 14th centuries, Magna Carta was frequently copied into chronicles and collections of charters and st...

  • The ancestry of King John

    Manuscript Created date: c.1300-07

    The 14th century saw a rise in the popularity of manuscripts containing diagrams that traced the ancestry of the English...

  • The burial of King John, from a collection of Roma...

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1300-99

    King John’s body was taken to Worcester Cathedral for burial, in accordance with his wishes. This later medieval image s...

  • The French conquest of Normandy in Grandes Chroniq...

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1300-99

    When John succeeded to the throne of England in 1199, he also came into possession of his family’s ancestral territories...