Magna Carta discovered in archive

Forgotten 1300 copy could be worth £10m.

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  The British Library is celebrating with a programme of events and projects which included bringing together the four existing copies of the original Magna Carta for viewing by winners of a public ballot.

A forgotten copy of the Charter, issued in 1300, has now been discovered in Kent County Council Archives.  Only 24 copies are known to exist. The document was found in a Victorian scrapbook and included a copy of the Forest Charter originally granted to the Kent town of Sandwich.  The find could be worth up to £10 million.

The 1300 version was issued by Edward I - three of its clauses remain on the UK's statute books to this day - including the right to a trial by jury.

Source: The Guardian.