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King John Granting Magna Carta

This illustration by Ernest Normand, a noted artist in Victorian England, depicts King John granting Magna Carta and is based on “King John Granting the Magna Carta,” a fresco at the Royal Exchange in London (1900). Some of the leading figures of the day surround King John including, to his right, the Earl of Pembroke, and in the foreground, Robert Fitzwalter and Archbishop Stephen Langton. At bottom right, a clerk prepares the press with which the charter is about to be sealed.
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