Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III: 19 to 26, Henry III, 1234-1242

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Paul Dryburgh, Beth Hartland, Josť Miguel Vieira
Boydell Press, 2009 - History - 796 pages
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The Fine Rolls were the earliest rolls kept by the English royal chancery. Recording offers of money to the king for all manner of concessions and favours, they are central to the study of political, governmental, legal, social and economic history. The reign of Henry III (1216-1272) is a particularly rich period for surviving documents; there are some 56 rolls preserved in the National Archives, one for each regnal year. However, despite the light they shed on politics, government, and society, they have never previously been properly edited or published, and these fully-indexed volumes - covering the period up to 1248 - will therefore be widely welcomed. The Latin rolls are presented in English translation, with all identifiable place-names modernised, although the original forms are preserved; and each volume includes full person, place and subject indexes. This volume covers in some detail the first phase of Henry's personal rule, which began in 1234. The rolls provide key evidence both for the great reform of the realm following Henry's marriage to Eleanor of Provence in 1236 and for the concessions by which Henry encouraged participation in his Poitevin campaign of 1242. In two years when fine rolls are missing the volume prints originalia rolls (copies of the fine rolls sent to the Exchequer) in their place, thus enabling detailed examination of the processes by which the king raised his revenue.

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Contents

HENRY III 28 October 123527 October 1236
91
Originalia Roll E 3713
195
HENRY III 28 October 123727 October 1238
237
HENRY III 28 October 123827 October 1239
253
Originalia Roll E 3716 315
287
HENRY III 28 October 123927 October 1240
319
HENRY Ill 28 October 124027 October 1241
351
Originalia Roll E 3718A
471
Originalia Roll E 37110
547
Originalia Roll E 37110
585
Index of Places
707
Index of Subjects
753
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