Medieval London

Forest Charter of 1225

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Title

Forest Charter of 1225

Subject

Writing Materials

Description

This royal charter granted by King Henry III was sealed with the King's Great Seal, which demonstrates one of the purposes of a seal: to authenticate documents by marking them with a symbol of high power, in this case, royal power. In this charter, called the Forest Charter of 1225, the king agreed to limit his claims over royal forest land, which had grown to include almost one-third of the country, in exchange for the grant of tax revenues. 

Source

""CHARTA de Foresta;" Westminster, 11 Febr., 9 Hen. III. [1225]. With great seal." Digital image. British Library. Accessed October 18, 2017. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-forest-charter of 1225_ga=2.254937992.100144873.1508279396-1654568838.1508279396.

Date

1225

Contributor

Amanda Zimmer

Language

Latin

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Manuscript and seal

Files

forest-charter-1225-C13550-78.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Forest Charter of 1225,” Medieval London, accessed April 1, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/263.

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