Slice of Portsmouth history will return to the city
AN HISTORIC copy of a charter granted by King Richard I more than 800 years ago will go on display in Portsmouth.
The 14th century replica of the Portsmouth Charter will go on display at the city’s museum from Friday, April 19.
It marks the 825th anniversary of when Richard I originally gave the people of Portsmouth its first royal charter on May 2, 1194.
The move outlined the king’s wish for the city to develop as a ‘royal town’, granting permission for a 15-day fair to be held in August and a market on a Thursday every week.
To celebrate, a team of knights and historical re-enactors will storm the city museum on Saturday, April 27.