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Full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliaments from Edward I (1272 - 1307) to the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509).
The rolls of parliament 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. They were later superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. This new edition reproduces the rolls edited in RP in their entirety, plus those subsequently published by Cole, Maitland, and Richardson and Sayles as well as a substantial amount of material never previously published, together with a full translation of all the texts from the three languages used by the medieval clerks (Latin, Anglo-Norman and Middle English). It also includes an introduction to every parliament known to have been held by an English king (or in his name) between 1275 and 1504, whether or not the roll for that parliament survives.
The Rolls of Parliament set includes:
Introductions to Individual Parliaments:
Historical background for the time, sometimes quite long and in considerable detail.
Text/Translation, original text:
The original text is in Latin or Anglo-Norman or Middle English.
Translations are side-by-side with the original text
The appendix usually contains lists of bills, petitions, grants, letters, complaints, commissions, appointments, orders and other similar matters
The images section reproduces the original manuscript as written by the clerk
The general introduction to the Rolls of Parliament describes the editorial approach to the set and provides historical information concerning the rolls themselves.
Coverage: 1275 to 1504 - Updates vary
Vendor: Scholarly Digital Editions
Producer: Scholarly Digital Editions/The National Archives/The History of Parliament Trust/Boydell and Brewer
Interlibrary Loan Type: Secure Electronic Transmission Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users