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Bristol academic discovers 819-Year-Old Royal Charter Issued by King John

A rare, original royal charter from the first year of King John’s reign has been discovered in Durham by a medieval historian from the University of Bristol. The document, which was not previously known to have survived, carries the seal of King John and is dated 26 March 1200, issued in York, exactly 819 years…

Medieval Charter returned to Notts after auction bid success

It is more than 800 years old and shows how some of the land at Rufford Abbey was divided up in the 12th century. The medieval charter dates from the 1180s and confirms transfer of land at the Abbey. The parchment shows Henry II gave away some of the site to Osbert de Capella and…