The Magna Carta Project

II. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS. 70, p. 184

by Dr Sophie Ambler

This copy is preserved in an early-fourteenth century statute book made for the City of London. It is one of two copies made of the inspeximus that was sent to the county of Middlesex. This copy, like its fellow (BL, Cotton MS. Claudius D.II, fo.128v) includes the 1265 inspeximus of Magna Carta, dated 14 March, giving only an abbreviated version of the Charter with a note that it represents a reissue of the text of 1225. The Cambridge statute book preserves a fuller witness list, however, adding a further ten names.

A collated version of the inspeximus can be found in the Feature of the Month for March 1214.

The Copies of Magna Carta