Anglo-American Legal Tradition
The Anglo-American Legal Tradition website, run by Professor R.C. Palmer of the University of Houston, houses thousands of digital images of Medieval and Early Modern English legal documents (memoranda rolls, Curia Regis and Coram Rege rolls, feet of fines, pipe rolls, fine rolls), and provides palaeographic assistance and research material upon many aspects of English legal history and law. The site is regularly updated with new images.
Durham Liber Vitae Project (DLV)
The digital edition of the Durham Liber Vitae, a complex manuscript which originated in the mid-ninth-century as a list of several hundred names of persons associated with a Northumbrian church, probably Lindisfarne, but possibly Monkwearmouth/Jarrow.
The Gascon Rolls Project (1317–1468)
A project modelled on the Fine Rolls Project, aiming to bring to light the material currently hidden in the National Archives in the Gascon Rolls (C61) by providing a free online translation of these rolls and access to images of them.
The ‘Lands of the Normans’ in England (1204–1241) Project
Directed by Dr. Daniel Power at the University of Sheffield, the project aimed to assess the historical consequences of the end of the Anglo-Norman realm, for England and for France, and to investigate the potential for Information Technology to contribute to historical study.
Online Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516
Edited by Samantha Letters, this online catalogue provides the first comprehensive national survey of markets and fairs in England and Wales in the medieval period, many of the earliest examples of which can be found in the Fine Rolls for the reign of Henry III.
The People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314
A database of all known people of Scotland between 1093 and 1314 mentioned in over 8600 contemporary documents. The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286 website features introductory and more detailed scholary comment about the key issues related to Scottish national identity and the study of charters. Content on the Breaking of Britain website deals with the period when the Anglo-Scottish pax ended. A related database on the People of Northern England aids investigation into border society in the thirteenth century.
The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England
Edited by C. Given-Wilson (general editor), P. Brand, A. Curry, R. E. Horrox, G. Martin, W. M. Ormrod, J. R. S. Phillips. The CD-ROM contains the full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliament from Edward I to Henry VII, covering the years from 1272 to 1504. A tabular format makes for easy comparison between the parallel texts and an appendix for each parliament details what is otherwise known of the business conducted there.
This resource is now also available via British History Online.
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)
The on-line publication is built round a relational database comprising a structured register of persons that includes, in principle, every recorded individual who lived in, or was closely connected with, Anglo-Saxon England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century.
The Soldier in Later Medieval England
Directed by Professor Anne Curry (University of Southampton) and Dr. Adrian Bell (ICMA Centre, University of Reading), the project built up an enormous and invaluable database of soldiers and retinues employed by the kings of England in their military endeavours in the fourteenth and fitteenth centuries. It used an innovative methodological approach and has produced an on-line searchable resource for public use of immense value and interest to genealogists as well as social, political and military historians.
England's Immigrants 1330-1550
Directed by Professor Mark Ormrod, Dr Craig Taylor and Dr Nicola McDonald (University of York), and making systematic use of the records of taxes paid by the alien population of England from the mid-fifteenth century onwards, this project aims to identify the immigrants to England in the period 1330-1550. Its research will focus on four key sets of questions relating to who the immigrants were (People), how their lives were governed (Rules), what occupations they were employed in (Work) and how integrated they were (Culture).
Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem
Directed by Professor Michael Hicks (University of Winchester), this project aims to publish a searchable English translation of the inquisitions post mortem (IPMs) covering the periods 1236 to 1447 and 1485 to 1509. In addition the text from 1399 to 1447 will be enhanced to enable sophisticated analysis and mapping of the inquisitions' contents. To this end it is using innovative historical tools and methodologies developed in the field of digital humanities.
A Calendar of the Irish Chancery Letters c.1244 - 1509 (CIRCLE)
This project has reconstructed the medieval Irish chancery rolls which were destroyed in 1922 in an explosion and fire at the Public Record Office of Ireland. The site contains over 20,000 Irish chancery letters translated into English.
Historic Royal Palaces
The fine rolls have much to say about the refurbishing and use of royal palaces by Henry III. The Historic Royal Palaces website has been able to incorporate this material into their own histories of the castles.
English Heritage
The fine rolls have brought new information about the architectural history of castles and other historic buildings to the fore. English Heritage are able to utilise these discoveries when updating their site information.