Confirmation of the Charters
King Edward I reissued Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest in 1297 by an act known as the Confirmation of the Charters. The 1297 issue was especially important because it was the first time Magna Carta was recorded in the Statute Rolls, the official registry of the statutes of England. The Confirmation of the Charters adopted the text of King Henry III’s 1225 issue of Magna Carta, which has consequently been cited in legal contexts as a statute of King Henry III. The present work was part of a collection of all English statutes based on an examination of historical sources, including a review of the medieval documents of record.