Series KL/C 2 - Royal Charters and Letters Patent

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KL/C 2

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Royal Charters and Letters Patent

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  • 1204-1737 (Creation)

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62 pieces

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Charter of King John, 1204, and subsequent royal charters of confirmation and of additional rights, including incorporation, 1524, change of name from Lynn Bishop to King's Lynn, 1537, and the annexation of South Lynn to the borough, 1555 and 1557.

Also includes two charters to the monks of Bury St Edmunds, 11th century (purporting to be of King Cnut, c.1021 but written in the 1080s), and 12th-century, but purporting to be of King Hardecnut, c.1040, believed to have been acquired by the Corporation with deeds to gild land which once belonged to Bury St Edmunds Abbey.

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Photographic copies are available of the following charters and letters patent and will be produced in place of the originals: KL/C 2/1-15, 17, 18, 20-23, 26, 28-32, 35, 37, 39-41, 43, 45-59, 61, 62; and KL/C 4/1-4, 15.

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2ccefe95-4c67-401b-bf33-5b1c73dc62fe

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Created 03/06/2003 by Droip. Modified 08/03/2018 by Luke.Shackell.

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