Provenance

    The manuscript bears the bookplate of George John Warren Vernon, it was auctioned by Sotheby's on June 11, 1918 to Maggs for 4 pounds 15s. George John Warren (formerly Venables-Vernon), 5th Baron Vernon (1803-1866), aided by auctioneers Payne and Foss, Lord Vernon built an … Continue reading

The Witnesses

Arms of the witnesses of he Magna Carta Peter de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester Richard Poore, Bishop Sylvester of Evesham Aymeric de Sancto Mauro William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke and Striguil Ranulf de Blundeville, Earl of Chester William, Earl of Ferrers and Derby William De … Continue reading

The Barons

The Barons   The Twenty-five Barons Appointed to Enforce the Magna Carta William d'Aubigny, Lord of Belvoir Castle. William d'Aubigny or D'Aubeney, Lord of Belvoir (died 1 May 1236) was a prominent member of the baronial rebellions against King John of England. William was the … Continue reading

The Will

The Will   I, John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Acquitaine, Earl of Anjou. Imprimis, I will that my body be buried in the church of St. Mary and St. Wulstan of Worcester. I appoint the following to be my executors : G. by the grace of God … Continue reading