Ancient Royal Document From 819 Years Ago Found In Cardboard Box

An original royal charter from the reign of England’s King John has been found. The rare charter was not previously known to have survived, but an excited historian spotted it in a cardboard box.

Dated 26 March 1200, it confirms the transfer of ownership of two hamlets. The rare charter was not previously known to have survived, but an excited historian spotted it by chance when he was looking through the archives of Ushaw College Library, which is managed by Durham University.

Image Credits: Durham University

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