King Henry III Renewing and Confirming Magna-Charta Arch Bishop Boniface denouncing the Anathema in Westminster Hall.To the People of England this Print is most respectfully Inscribed by their most Obedient Servant John Miller.
Etching, image 335 x 420mm. 13¼ x 16½". Trimmed within plate; horizontal crease through lower image edge.
Grand historical scene inside a crowded Westminster Hall, London; the main players are King Henry III (1207 - 1272), Boniface of Savoy (c. 1217 – 1270), Archbishop of Canterbury, and numerous courtiers and barons. Magna Charta was originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions, which included the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority to date. The impermanence of the Charter required successive generations to petition the King to reconfirm his Charter, and hopefully abide by it. Between the 13th and 15th centuries the Magna Charta was reconfirmed 32 times according to Sir Edward Coke, but possibly as many as 45 times. The Charter was last confirmed in 1423 by Henry VI. Biblical quotation from the Book of Deuteronomy over eight lines, either side of crest labelled 'Magna Charta Granted by K. John on Running Mead June 13, A.D. 1215. Renewed and Confirm'd by K. Henry III. in Westmr. Hall A.D. 1253.' Engraved and published by Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 - 1792), engraver of historical, topographical and portrait prints, and botanist. He was born in Nuremberg, where he trained, and emigrated to London in 1744.
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