The Magna Carta Project



The Magna Carta Project is grateful to the following archives for their generous support in providing images of King John’s charters:

The National Archives

Mr Berkeley of Berkeley Castle and the Berkeley Will Trust

The Burghley House Collection

British Library

The Master and Fellows of St John’s College, Cambridge

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Dublin City Library & Archive

The Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral

Lord Strathmore and Durham County Record Office

Essex Record Office

Archives of the Grootseminarie, Fonds Duinen, Bruges

The Howard Family

The Huntington Library, California

The National Library of Ireland

Keele University Special Collections and Archives

Lambeth Palace Library

London Metropolitan Archives, City of London

The Morgan Library and Museum

Collection of the Duke of Northumberland

Nottingham University Manuscripts and Special Collections

The Warden and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

The President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford

Peter Smith Photography

Archives départementales de la Seine-Maritime

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales

The Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Coin on Historical Introduction page: Silver Irish penny of John (1207-1211), Copyright and Licensed by Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Geographical co-ordinates for itinerary maps

E. Potter and M. Satchell, Provisional geodatabase of the itineraries of the kings of England, 1199-1305.

Project Funding

This project is made possible by a grant from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please go to:

Web site resources

The Magna Carta project uses the following materials: