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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...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The papal bull annulling Magna Carta

    Manuscript, Object, Seal Created date: 24 August 1215

    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 Created date: 1200-99

    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 Created date: 1200-99

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