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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...

  • 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...

  • Engraving of Stephen Langton showing the Coronatio...

    Artwork Created date: 1833

    This engraving by John George Murray depicts a scene in which Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury (1150-1228), pur...

  • Image of the murder of Prince Arthur

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1793

    This sinister engraving of the murder of Prince Arthur was one of the illustrations commissioned by Robert Bowyer (1758–...

  • Law-code of King Cnut

    Manuscript Created date: 1000-99

    This is the longest Anglo-Saxon law code, issued by King Cnut (reigned 1016–35) with the advice of his counsellors. This...

  • 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...

  • Mitre, buskins, slippers, stole and crozier of Arc...

    Object Created date: 1200-99

    Hubert Walter occupied a special place in the early years of John’s reign, since he served both as the king’s first Arch...

  • Murder of Prince Arthur in Chronicle of Margam Abb...

    Manuscript Created date: 1200-99

    The murder of King John’s nephew, Prince Arthur (1187–1203) had far-reaching consequences, since it led indirectly to th...

  • Nightmares of Henry I

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1130

    At the time of his coronation, King Henry I of England (r. 1100–35) promised to maintain good laws and to abolish all in...

  • Old English Hexateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1000–99

    The Old English Hexateuch provides invaluable evidence of an English person’s experience of the Bible in their own langu...

  • Portrait of King John from Matthew Paris's Histori...

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1200-99

    One of the most significant works by Matthew Paris (1200–59), author, illuminator and monk of St Albans Abbey, is the Hi...

  • Reliquary depicting St Thomas Becket’s martyrdom

    Object Created date: 1200-99

    Thomas Becket was canonised in February 1173, less than three years after his death. The Church was shocked by Becket’s ...

  • Seal matrix of Robert fitz Walter

    Object, Seal Created date: c.1213-19

    One of the chief organisers of the baronial rebellion in 1215 was Robert fitz Walter (1162-1235), lord of Little Dunmow ...

  • Seal of Stephen Langton

    Object, Seal Created date: 1228

    The seal of Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury (1150-1228), is notable for containing on its reverse a depiction ...