From the first Hull Charter in 1299, to the magnificent charter of Queen Mary, join the History Centre for its first major exhibition of 2017.
Hull is an old City. Even before 1299 when King Edward I bought the settlement of Wyke from the monks of Meaux and created Kingston upon Hull, there was a thriving port here where the River Hull met the Humber estuary. From relatively small beginnings Hull grew into a major commercial hub and strategic centre. By the time Charles I stood outside its walls in 1642, Hull was one of the most prominent towns in England.
The Charters show how the people of Hull were granted (and sometimes bought their way towards) privileges, rights and responsibilities which are the bedrock of how we live as citizens today.
Please see the Hull History Centre website for opening days and times.
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