The Magna Carta Project

III. A late thirteenth, early fourteenth-century statute book: London Lincoln’s Inn MS, Hale 140, fos.1-6.

by Professor David Carpenter

This is a statute book from late in the reign of Edward I. It has all the variants mentioned under I, above. It lacks a dating clause. The heading at the top of the folios is ‘Magna Carta de Ronemede’. At the end there is ‘explicit carta de Ronemede’. The copy is followed by Magna Carta 1225 and the Charter of the Forest, under the heading ‘incipit carta de libertatibus Anglie’.

The Copies of Magna Carta