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Image of the Magna carta

The Magna Carta (originally known as the Charter of Liberties) of 1215, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin, using standard abbreviations of the period, authenticated with the Great Seal of King John. The original wax seal was lost over the centuries.[1] This document is held at the British Library and is identified as The British Library. This is one of four known surviving 1215 exemplars of Magna Carta.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
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