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Magna Carta, 1215 June 15 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1142936
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1215 
4 fol. sheets. 
Summary

The Library has two copies of the facsimile and translation, one printed in 1951 and acquired in January 1953, and the other printed and acquired in 1965.

Biography/History

This historic document, considered by many to be the cornerstone of English liberty, was the result of demands made by the English barons at the beginning of the 13th century for rights and guarantees against the exactions of the monarchy' in the person of King John. It consists of a preamble and 63 clauses. Also includes facsimile of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral (acquired 1964).

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 1483.

Printed facsimile and translation.

British Museum, London (Cotton MS Augustus ii 106).

Subjects John, King of England, 1167?-1216.  |  Magna Carta.  |  Manuscripts, Latin -- Facsimiles.  |  Constitutional history -- Great Britain.
Time Coverage 1215 

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