The Free Warren Charter

English, 1291. Illuminated document. The king grants Roger de Plikington rights regarding a variety of things, pertaining primarily to hunting of various animals. Illumination consists of an illuminated "E" with gold bars surrounded by red or blue bars and "forests" containing animals. These are pictures of the animals that the charter refers to in terms of hunting rights; no one can hunt them without Roger's permission. The text is in Latin and in a very even, ornamented bastarda.


Appears in Images on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art by Michael Camille, Harvard UP, Cambridge, MA, 1992.

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