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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 5 September 1215

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

  • 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 ...

  • Magna Carta, 1297

    Manuscript Created date: 1297

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

  • 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...

  • Magna Carta with the seal of Cardinal Guala, 1217

    Manuscript, Charter, Seal Created date: 1217

    A condition of the peace treaty of 1217, under which Prince Louis resigned his claims to the throne and left England, wa...

  • 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...

  • 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...