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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...

  • Engraving of the burnt Magna Carta

    Charter, Illustration Created date: 1733

    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 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...

  • 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, 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...