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The Bare Bones of the story of King John and Magna Carta

With a profile of rebel Northern Baron Sir William de Mowbray

(28 pages: 2 charts; 2 family trees; 15 colour photographs; bibliography)

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Magna Carta – the Surety Barons charged with making sure King John did not renege on his promises


Lincoln, looking from the Cathedral and Exchequer Gate across Castle Square. William de Mowbray and others besieging the Castle in 1217 were taken by surprise and captured when royal reinforcements arrived. (Please note that this picture does not appear in the booklet) © Marilyn Roberts

Lincoln Cathedral, lying behind Exchequer Gate, owns one of the four surviving exemplars of the 1215 Magna Carta, although it is now kept across the Square in a vault at the Castle. (Please note that this picture does not appear in the booklet) © Marilyn Roberts