The William Charter

This exhibition runs from Sat, 7th Jan 2017 to Thu, 27th Apr 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free of Charge

The 1067 charter of William I is now 950 years old and is the oldest item from the City of London Corporation's 100 km of archives.

The charter was given to the City by William the Conqueror soon after he was crowned at Westminster, but before he entered the City of London. It is key to how William won the support of London and how the City itself began to gain its special autonomy.

Written in Old English, the Charter is tiny, less than 16cm x 2cm in size with one of the earliest seal impressions of William I.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London, London, EC2V 5AE

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