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  • Burnt copy of Magna Carta with the seal attached

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal Created date: 1215

    One of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta, this document is now so badly damaged as to be barely readable...

  • Charter granted to the Company of Royal Adventurer...

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 1663

    This charter, issued by King Charles II (1630–1685) in 1663, represents the moment at which the transatlantic slave trad...

  • Charter of King John to Robert of Braybrooke

    Charter, Manuscript, Seal Created date: 1208

    Robert of Braybrooke (1168–1210) was listed by the chronicler Roger of Wendover (d. 1236) as one of King John’s evil cou...

  • Grande Chartre d’Angleterre, a French translation ...

    Book, Charter Created date: c.1792

    A translation of Magna Carta into French opens this collection of Anglo-American tracts, which was published in Paris at...

  • Hebrew Charters describing Jews in Medieval Englan...

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 1221 - 80

    Jews occupied a precarious position in medieval English society. They performed an invaluable service as moneylenders, a...

  • Magna Carta 1215

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 15 June 1215

    John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou, to his a...

  • Magna Carta, 1225

    Manuscript, Seal, Charter Created date: 11 February 1225

    On 11 February 1225, King Henry III (r. 1216–72) issued what became the final and definitive version of Magna Carta. It ...

  • Magna Carta and other Ancient Statutes

    Charter, Booklet Created date: 1508

    Richard Pynson (1448–1529) was born in Normandy but by 1482 he was working in London as a glover. By 1502, he had establ...

  • 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 Forest Charter of 1225

    Manuscript, Seal, Charter Created date: 11 February 1225

    In 1217, King Henry III (r. 1216–72) issued a new version of Magna Carta, together with a new charter dealing with the r...

  • The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest

    Book, Charter, Illustration

    William Blackstone’s The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest contains the texts of 14 medieval documents, tracing th...

  • The Great Charter of 1832

    Charter

    After decades of popular agitation for reform, Parliament finally bowed to pressure in 1832 and passed the Representatio...

  • The Ordinances of 1311

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 1311

    Once Magna Carta had been entered on to the Statute Roll in 1297, it became a potent means of challenging royal authorit...

  • The People’s Charter

    Charter, Pamphlet, Illustration

    During the 1830s, continued dissatisfaction with the limited extension of the franchise achieved in 1832 led to the emer...

  • The statutes of the realm

    Booklet, Charter

    The Statutes of the Realm was a ground-breaking publication which, for the first time, brought together printed editions...