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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...

  • Engraving of the burnt Magna Carta

    Charter, Illustration Created date: 1733

    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 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, 1216

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 1216

    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 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 with the seal of Cardinal Guala, 1217

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal Created date: 1217

    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 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 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...