Exeter Foundation Charter

Exeter Cathedral Library1050

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

The Exeter Foundation Charter was made in 1050 when Leofric was made the first Bishop of the See of Exeter. The document was witnessed by King Edward (the Confessor) and leading churchmen and nobles, including Earl Harold Godwinson.


  • Title: Exeter Foundation Charter
  • Creator: Exeter Cathedral Library
  • Date Created: 1050
  • Provenance: Exeter
  • Material: ink on vellum
  • Copyright: Dean and Chapter, Exeter Cathedral

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