The Magna Carta Project

XIV. A fourteenth-century volume of largely ecclesiastical statutes: Peterhouse College Cambridge MS. 51 ii, on deposit at the Cambridge University Library, fos.129v-131.

by Professor David Carpenter

Although the name of the king is given as ‘Edward’, this has the preamble of the 1217 Charter, but with the king acting on his spontaneous and free will. It also has the 1225 tax at the end. It is given by Richard Marsh at St Paul’s on 6 November 1217. The Charter of the Forest which follows (fos.131-131v) is in Henry’s name.

The Copies of Magna Carta