|The witness clause consists of names accompanied by crosses. There is no His testibus or similar introduction. There is no dating clause, as was usual at the time the charter was supposed to have been written, as well as when it was written.|
|Forged charter of Battle Abbey, mid 12th century. (British Library, Egerton Charter 2211). All images by permission of the British Library.|
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