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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...

  • Handkerchief depicting the signing of Magna Carta

    Object Created date: 1785 - 1800

    This handkerchief, made towards the end of the 18th century and measuring a vast 690 × 760 mm (27 × 30 in.), reputedly c...

  • 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–...

  • Interior of cottage on Magna Charta Island

    Print, Image Created date: 1836

    While there is no doubt that Magna Carta was agreed at Runnymede, the exact place where the charter was sealed is uniden...

  • 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...

  • Letter from Sir Edward Dering sending Magna Carta...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1630

    Very few people can claim to have been sent a copy of Magna Carta, but that is exactly what happened to Sir Robert Cotto...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...