The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England – new database

logoFollowing a successful trial earlier this year, we have now purchased the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England database.

The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 – 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 – 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum ( RP ) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey.

This database can be access via our Databases A-Z list, History A-Z list or DiscoverEd.

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