The English Charter of Liberties, also known as the Coronation Charter, was promulgated at the ascension of Henry I to the throne of England. The charter was adopted by Henry I as a way to build support for his claim to the English throne among the nobility. The charter was essentially an oath given by Henry to enforce the laws of England as his father, William the Conqueror, had done. Subsequent charters stating English rights can be traced back to this proclamation as the first postconquest charter of liberties.

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