A Brand New Old Magna Carta

A Brand New Old Magna Carta

A 1300 AD edition of Magna Carta has been found in a scrapbook in the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, Kent, UK and belongs to the town of Sandwich. The document is ripped and damaged, and a third of it is missing, but it was paired with the companion Charter of the Forest, and the two may be worth $15 million dollars (£10m).

More:

“How a long-lost Magna Carta was found,” Terrence McCoy, Washington Post

“Magna Carta edition found in Sandwich archive scrapbook,” BBC News

“New original Magna Carta discovered in Kent,” Sophie Ambler, Magna Carta Project Blog

Related:

“Magna Carta story illuminated by discovery of medieval poem,” Mark Brown, The Guardian

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Image (“King John Adds a Digital Signature to the Magna Carta, 1215”)  by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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