Collection items

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  • Bull of Innocent III taking England under his prot...

    Manuscript, Seal

    Fearing that he would be threatened with papal support for a French invasion of England, in 1213 King John made peace wi...

  • 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...

  • Chronicon Anglicanum

    Manuscript

    After Archbishop Hubert Walter’s death in 1205 and the rejection of other nominees to the see of Canterbury, the monks o...

  • Dialogue of the Exchequer

    Manuscript

    Richard fitz Nigel (1130-98), Bishop of Ely and author of The Dialogue of the Exchequer, has been described as a model c...

  • Gerald of Wales's The Conquest of Ireland

    Manuscript

    John first experienced warfare in 1185 when, aged just 17, he was sent by his father, King Henry II (r. 1154–89) on an u...

  • 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 ...

  • Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

    Manuscript

    On 29 December 1170, Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights f...

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Portrait of King John from Matthew Paris's Histori...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...

  • Portrait of King John hunting

    Manuscript, Illustration

    This famous image shows King John, hunting on horseback in the forest. The crowned king sits on a grey horse, while his...

  • 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...