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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...

  • 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...

  • Letter naming the rebels and declaring that their...

    Manuscript, Letter

    Pope Innocent III (1161–1216) declared Magna Carta null and void on 24 August 1215. However, before that declaration had...

  • 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, 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, 1297

    Manuscript

    After 1225 no new versions of either Magna Carta or the Charter of the Forest were issued. Instead, when called upon to ...

  • 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...

  • Memorandum of the distribution of copies of Magna...

    Manuscript

    It remains uncertain how many copies of Magna Carta were dispatched in 1215 and who were the intended recipients. Four s...

  • 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...