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Calendar of Charter Rolls

Preserved in the Public Record Office
Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (editor)
C. G. Crump (ed)
The most formal grants made by the Crown under the Great Seal of England in the Middle Ages were issued as Latin charters addressed to the leaders of society, with elaborate lists of named witnesses. They may be original grants in perpetuity of lands, privileges or other possessions. Often they are a confirmation, or inspeximus (a sealed official copy), of earlier grants: in these cases, the earlier texts would normally be repeated in full, sometimes with the addition of further privileges.
Published in six volumes in English translation (witnesses are omitted so not a full translation);
Vol 1. Henry III 1226-1257
Vol 2. Henry III–Edward I 1257-1300
Vol 3. Edward I, Edward II 1300-1326
Vol 4. 1-14 Edward III 1327-1341
Vol 5. 15 Edward III–5 Henry V 1341-1417
Vol 6. 5 Henry VI–8 Henry VIII 1427-1516, with an appendix–1215-1288.

Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office (1903-1927; London)


Last updated on Friday, March 10, 2017