The Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293

The Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293

Edited by Constance M. Fraser

Hardback
$90.00

Surtees Society

Overview

Overview

First full edition of a crucial source for knowledge of the period.
The eyre roll is a major source of information about medieval life, ranging from local courts and land tenure through town customs and the status of women to general neighbourliness. This is especially important for Northumberland, where constant border raiding was detrimental to the accumulation of local records. The survival of the Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293, recording over eleven hundred law suits, provides a rare glimpse of the county (together with information on Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland) on the eve of the outbreak of the Anglo-Scottish wars; as only brief extracts from the roll have been published previously, this full edition will be warmly welcomed. The text is accompanied by notes and a subject index providing a full guide to topics of special interest.
CONSTANCE FRASER is a retired lecturer.

Details

July 2007
524 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Publications of the Surtees Society
ISBN: 9780854440665
Format: Hardback
Surtees Society
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKEYN, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pleas of juries and assizes
Pleas of various counties
Pleas of quo warranto and ragman
Essoins
Pleas
Roll of attorneys and pledges
The mayorality of Newcastle upon Tyne
Fines and announcements
Index

Reviews

There is much here for the social and economic historian. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW
The amount of work which goes into the production of so long a translated and indexed text is prodigious, and we are all much in Dr Fraser's debt. NORTHERN HISTORY

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