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Hereford Cathedral boasts a modified version, a third edition of the 1215 Magna Carta, dating from 1217. It was issued by the boy king, Henry III who was 8 years old when his father, King John had a particularly bad day at work two years before. 1217 saw most of England occupied by the French under the usurper Prince Louis, this edition forming part of the subsequent peace treaty. It shows how Magna Carta had become a template for numerous revisions and amendments throughout the following centuries.

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