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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...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ancestry of King John

    Manuscript

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

  • The Articles of the Barons

    Manuscript, Object, Seal

    Following the seizure of London by the rebel barons in May 1215, prolonged negotiations between the rival parties led to...

  • 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 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 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 poisoning of King John and coronation of King...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    King John was taken ill in October 1216, having suffered an attack of dysentery, and he died at Newark, Nottinghamshire,...

  • Verse account of Magna Carta in the Chronicle of M...

    Manuscript

    One of the earliest accounts of the settlement reached at Runnymede is found in the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey. Melrose...