The Magna Carta Project

XI. A late thirteenth, early fourteenth-century statute book: BL Harley MS. 1120, fos.5-8.

by Professor David Carpenter

This has the 1217 preamble but with Henry acting of his spontaneous and free will. It has the tax of 1225 at the end. The ‘testibus prenominatis’ is the 1217 Charter. The Charter is given by Richard Marsh at St Paul’s on 6 November 1217. The Forest Charter follows (fos.8-9v), and looks to be the Charter of 1217, but for a conclusion one is just referred to the copy of Magna Carta.

The Copies of Magna Carta