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  • Burnt copy of Magna Carta with the seal attached

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal

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

  • Charter of King John to Robert of Braybrooke

    Charter, Manuscript, Seal

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

  • Coronation charter of Henry I

    Charter, Manuscript

    The granting of a charter of liberties by King John in 1215 (subsequently known as Magna Carta) was not without preceden...

  • Engraving of the burnt Magna Carta

    Charter, Illustration

    The Cotton library of manuscripts was damaged by fire in 1731. The damaged Magna Carta seems not to have been severely i...

  • 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, 1216

    Manuscript, Charter

    On the death of King John in 1216, the minority government of his son, Henry III (r. 1216–72), executed a complete chang...

  • 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 and other Ancient Statutes

    Charter, Booklet

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

  • Magna Carta with the seal of Cardinal Guala, 1217

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal

    A condition of the peace treaty of 1217, under which Prince Louis resigned his claims to the throne and left England, wa...

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

    Manuscript, Charter

    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

    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 Ordinances of 1311

    Manuscript, Charter

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

  • 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...

  • The Unknown Charter

    Manuscript, Charter

    Throughout the winter of 1214–15, means were sought to restrain the king and to preserve the peace. At some point, perha...