The Magna Carta Project

IX. A late thirteenth, early fourteenth-century statute book: BL Harley MS 869, fos.7-8v.

by Professor David Carpenter

This has both the king acting on his spontaneous and free will and the tax, but is given by Richard Marsh on 6 November 1217. The ‘H’ in ‘Henricus’ at the start is illuminated and has an image of Henry sitting enthroned. The Forest Charter follows (fos.8v-9v), and is said to end as Magna Carta.

The Copies of Magna Carta