Thursday, October 15, 2009
Parliament Rolls of Medieval England now online
"The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England are now available on British History Online, as part of the premium content section of the site. In this publication historians describe every parliament held between 1275 and 1504, that is those for the reigns of monarchs from Edward I to Henry VII. Where the rolls for the parliament survive, as happens for nearly all of the later parliaments, these are transcribed in full. Alongside this is presented a modern English translation of the original Latin, Anglo-Norman, or Middle English. A tabular format makes for easy comparison between the parallel texts. An appendix for each parliament details what is otherwise known of the business conducted there"