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Sources-for-Medieval-Ireland-in-the-National-Archives-of-the-United-Kingdom-c-1200-c-1485

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a89ff49f-48ec-4e5a-bcfd-f07215f9a1c7
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Sources-for-Medieval-Ireland-in-the-National-Archives-of-the-United-Kingdom-c-1200-c-1485
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The-aims-of-the-research-project-from-which-this-digital-resource-arose-were-to-facilitate-more-effective-research-into-the-history-of-Anglo-Irish-relations-in-the-Middle-Ages-with-special-emphasis-on-the-economic-and-social-aspects-of-these-relations-and-to-broaden-the-knowledge-base-of-scholars-working-on-economic-relations-between-England-and-Ireland-in-the-medieval-period-The-objectives-were-to-identify-Irish-material-from-TNA-which-already-existed-in-print-and-assess-the-reliability-of-these-publications-in-order-to-decide-whether-researchers-should-be-advised-to-consult-the-original-documents-to-publish-previously-unpublished-Irish-records-and-to-indicate-to-researchers-where-more-unpublished-Irish-material-might-be-found-Historians-working-on-late-medieval-Ireland-have-tended-to-concentrate-on-a-small-number-of-series-kept-in-TNA-in-search-of-relevant-material-This-project-should-encourage-them-to-cast-their-nets-much-wider-in-the-realistic-hope-of-profitable-catches-It-has-also-proved-difficult-in-the-past-to-know-which-TNA-documents-have-appeared-in-print-and-how-much-reliance-to-place-on-these-published-transcripts-and-calendars-This-project-goes-a-long-way-towards-removing-this-difficulty-In-terms-of-new-documents-brought-to-light-the-project-should-stimulate-renewed-interest-in-the-fifteenth-century-which-has-been-relatively-neglected-in-the-past-partly-because-of-the-assumption-that-little-surviving-manuscript-material-remained-The-digital-resource-consists-of-two-files-One-made-up-of-documents-relating-to-Ireland-from-series-catalogued-by-TNA-as-Ancient-Deeds-the-other-of-Irish-material-from-series-of-inquisition-material-Most-of-the-64000-documents-in-the-Ancient-Deeds-series-concern-conveyances-of-land-between-private-individuals-or-those-pertaining-to-religious-houses-in-England-which-had-subsequently-been-acquired-by-the-Crown-through-forfeiture-purchase-escheat-upon-death-without-heir-or-the-dissolution-of-the-monasteries-Others-relate-to-transactions-concerning-individuals-or-ecclesiastical-establishments-in-Scotland-Wales-and-Ireland-while-a-sizeable-and-significant-miscellany-of-exchequer-bills-writs-and-receipts-bonds-and-indentures-letters-patent-of-appointment-attorney-and-indulgence-and-wills-and-testaments-supply-the-remainder-They-thus-constitute-one-of-the-most-important-resources-for-the-study-of-landholding-within-the-medieval-British-Isles-An-inquisition-was-a-legal-enquiry-held-at-the-command-of-the-king-to-provide-answers-to-specific-questions-concerning-the-rights-of-the-Crown-The-different-kinds-of-inquisition-shared-important-features-they-were-conducted-before-officers-of-the-Crown-in-or-near-the-locality-with-which-they-were-concerned-they-heard-evidence-from-local-witnesses-they-relied-upon-juries-of-local-men-to-answer-the-questions-asked
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