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date: 21 February 2020

Advisers of King Johnlocked

(act. 1215)
  • Sophie Ambler

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Advisers of King John (act. 1215), were the twenty-seven named men by whose counsel King John was described as having acted when he granted the first issue of Magna Carta, dated 15 June 1215. This same group also acted as witnesses to the charter, as set out at its close: 'witnessed as aforesaid, with many others'. A few of them were committed supporters of the king and as such earned a place in the list of ...

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