The Henry III Fine Rolls

David Carpenter introduces a major new resource for the understanding of 13th-century history.

The fine rolls of Henry III (r.1216-72) are a key source for the study of politics, government and society in a reign that saw the implantation of Magna Carta into English political life and the beginnings of the parlia­mentary state. This month, the first instalment of this resource, hitherto largely inaccessible and unusable, will become freely available online in English translation.

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