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  • Delaware copy of the United States Bill of Rights

    Manuscript, Charter

    Drafted in August 1789 by James Madison (1751–1836), later fourth President of the United States (1809–17), the Bill of ...

  • Letter of King Charles I ordering that Edward Coke...

    Manuscript, Letter

    Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) did not live to see the publication of the final volumes of The Institutes of the Lawes of E...

  • Magna Carta 1215

    Manuscript, Charter

    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

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

  • Magna Carta, 1297

    Manuscript

    After 1225 no new versions of either Magna Carta or the Charter of the Forest were issued. Instead, when called upon to ...

  • On the Laws and Customs of England

    Manuscript, Illustration

    The treatise known as Bracton, composed in the wake of Magna Carta, is the most ambitious legal work from medieval Engla...

  • Sketches of regimental banners from the English Ci...

    Artwork, Manuscript

    During the English Civil Wars, Magna Carta became a powerfully symbolic document, widely invoked by parliamentarians. Fo...

  • The Bill of Rights

    Manuscript

    A determined attempt by King James II (r. 1685–88) to reinstate Catholic worship in England, coupled with his increasing...

  • The papal bull annulling Magna Carta

    Manuscript, Object, Seal

    The papal bull annulling Magna Carta was issued by Pope Innocent III (1161–1216) on 24 August 1215. It was written by a ...

  • The Petition of Right

    Manuscript

    From shortly after his accession, King Charles I (r. 1625–49) found himself in a series of confrontations with his Parli...