Writ of 1234 (British Library, add. charter 28402). Images from The New Palaeographical Society 1980, PLate 150.

So far, so good. If you have managed those, you might want to have a go at a full transcript. Open the text pages and do it with a pen and paper. You can check it against our transcript. If you can manage the whole thing you are well qualified to be a 13th century royal forester.

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