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  • Coronation charter of Henry I

    Charter, Manuscript Created date: 1100

    The granting of a charter of liberties by King John in 1215 (subsequently known as Magna Carta) was not without preceden...

  • 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, 1216

    Manuscript, Charter Created date: 1216

    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 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 ...

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

    Manuscript Created date: 1215-16

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

  • 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 Great Charter and Charter of the Forest

    Book, Charter, Illustration

    William Blackstone’s The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest contains the texts of 14 medieval documents, tracing th...

  • 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,...