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Handbook and select calendar of sources for medieval Ireland in the National Archives of the United Kingdom /
Paul Dryburgh and Brendan Smith, editors.
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Dublin : Four Courts Press, c2005.
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394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1851827994
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imprint
Dublin : Four Courts Press, c2005.
isbn
1851827994
catalogue key
5359953
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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This is a guide to records which reflect many facets of the medieval centuries in Irish history, including relations between natives and settlers, the church, life on the manor, trade and commerce, land-holding, Anglo-Irish relations and the operations of the law.
Main Description
The establishment of English rule in Ireland in the late 12th century involved the introduction not only of foreign settlers, but also of administrative practices based on those of England. In the 13th century a chancery, an exchequer, and courts of law centred on Dublin developed which produced written records of their operations. The fact that the lord of Ireland was also the king of England, and that every English subject in Ireland had the right to appeal directly to the king, meant that Irish affairs were also well represented in the records produced by the English government at Westminster. These three sets of records were created and kept independently by both administrations, but a series of disasters stretching from the 13th century to the 20th means that almost all of the Irish archive has been lost. Fortunately, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, based at Kew in London, continues to hold a wealth of material relating to Ireland in the medieval centuries. This book provides a guide to records which reflect many facets of this period in Irish history, including relations between natives and settlers, the church, life on the manor, trade and commerce, land-holding, Anglo-Irish relations, and the operation of the law. It should serve as the starting-point for future research into many aspects of the medieval Irish past.
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The establishment of English rule in Ireland in the late 12th century involved the introduction not only of foreign settlers, but also of administrative practices based on those of England. In the 13th century a chancery, an exchequer, and courts of law centred on Dublin developed which produced written records of their operations. The fact that the lord of Ireland was also the king of England, and that every English subject in Ireland had the right to appeal directly to the king, meant that Irish affairs were also well represented in the records produced by the English government at West-minster. These two sets of records were created and kept independently by both administrations, but a series of disasters stretching from the 13th century to the 20th means that almost all of the Irish archive has been lost. Fortunately, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, based at Kew in London, continues to hold a wealth of material relating to Ireland in the medieval centuries. This book provides a guide to records which reflect many facets of this period in Irish history, including relations between natives and settlers, the church, life on the manor, trade and commerce, land-holding, Anglo-Irish relations, and the operation of the law. It should serve as the starting-point for future research into many aspects of the medieval Irish past.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 13
Published calendars and their limitationsp. 48
Select calendar of unpublished Irish materialp. 121
Ireland's tradep. 276
Trade with south-west England : exchequer : king's remembrancer : particulars of customs accounts - E 122p. 276
Trade with Galway : exchequer : king's remembrancer : particulars of customs accounts - E 122p. 291
Trade with Gascony : exchequer : king's remembrancer : accounts various - E 101 (France)p. 292
Documents relating to Lionel of Antwerp, duke of Clarence and earl of Ulsterp. 300
Estates : special collections : ministers' and receivers' accounts - SC 6p. 302
Military campaigns : exchequer : king's remembrancer : accounts various - E 101; exchequer : pipe office : pipe roll - E 372p. 312
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