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King John To avoid continued civil war with his barons, King John (1167–1216) signed the list of rights and liberties called the Magna Carta. Read More
Pope Innocent III Pope Innocent III (1160/61–1216) was pope at the time of the signing of the Magna Carta. Read More
Stephen Langton Stephen Langton (c. 1150–c. 1228), archbishop of Canterbury, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta. Read More
Gerard de Athée Gerard de Athée was a French mercenary captain King John installed in Wales and is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta. Read More
Alexander II Alexander II (1198–1249), king of Scotland, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
William, Earl of Arundel William, Earl of Arundel, also named William d'Aubigny (c. 1150–c. 1236), is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Brother Aymeric Brother Aymeric (no dates found), master of the Knights Templar of the Temple in England, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Alan Basset Alan Basset (1155–c. 1232) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Thomas Basset Thomas Basset (no dates found) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Benedict Benedict (no dates found) was bishop of Rochester and is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Hubert de Burgh Hubert de Burgh is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Andrew de Chanceaux Brother of Guy de Chanceaux, Andrew de Chanceaux (no dates found) was disliked by the barons and is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
Guy de Chanceaux Brother of Andrew de Chanceaux, Guy de Chanceaux (no dates found) was disliked by the barons and is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
William Cornhill William Cornhill was bishop of Coventry and is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Engelard de Cigogné Engelard de Cigogné, a kinsman of Gerard de Athée, is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
Guy de Cigogné Guy de Cigogné (no dates found) was disliked by the barons and was named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
Philip Daubeny Philip Daubeny (c. 1166–c. 1236), also called Philip d'Aubigny, was a knight named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Alan of Galloway Alan of Galloway was a lord and constable of Alexander II, king of Scotland.
Warin fitz Gerald Warin fitz Gerald (no dates found) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Walter de Gray Walter de Gray, bishop of Worcester, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Matthew fitz Herbert Matthew fitz Herbert (no dates found) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Peter fitz Herbert Peter fitz Herbert, the son of Matthew fitz Herbert, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
John fitz Hugh John fitz Hugh (no dates found) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Gruffydd, son of Llywelyn Gruffydd (c. 1196–c. 1244) (the son of Llywelyn the Great, a powerful ruler in Wales) is mentioned but not by name in Section 58 as one of the hostages King John promises to return.
William Longespée William Longespée, earl of Salisbury (died 1224), is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Henry of London Henry of London, archbishop of Dublin, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Philip Marc Philip Marc (no dates found) is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
John Marshal John Marshal (c. 1170–c. 1235) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
William Marshal William Marshal (c. 1146–c. 1219), earl of Pembroke, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Geoffrey de Martigny Geoffrey de Martigny (no dates found) is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
Peter de Maulay Peter de Maulay is named in Section 50 of the Magna Carta.
Hugh de Neville Hugh de Neville is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Master Pandulf Master Pandulf, subdeacon and member of the pope's household, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Peter des Roches Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Robert de Roppeley Robert de Roppeley (no dates found) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
William de Sainte-Mère-Église William de Sainte-Mère-Église, bishop of London, is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
King William King William (1143–1214), formerly king of Scotland, was Alexander II's father. He is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
William, Earl of Warren William, Earl of Warren, also named William de Warenne, 5th earl of Surrey (c. 1166–c. 1240) is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Hugh of Wells Hugh of Wells (c. 1165–c. 1235), brother of Jocelin of Wells, was bishop of Lincoln. He is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
Jocelin of Wells Jocelin of Wells, brother of Hugh of Wells, was bishop of Bath and Glastonbury. He is named in the preamble of the Magna Carta.
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