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

    Manuscript, Seal Created date: 1214

    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 Created date: 1208

    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 Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: c.1196 -1223

    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 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, 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 and other Ancient Statutes

    Charter, Booklet Created date: 1508

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

  • Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

    Manuscript Created date: 1174–1176

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

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1000–99

    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 Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: 1300-99

    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 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 ancestry of King John

    Manuscript Created date: c.1300-07

    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 Created date: June 1215

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