The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, 1275-1504 (16 volume set)

The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, 1275-1504 (16 volume set)

Rotuli Parliamentorum

Edited by Chris Given-Wilson (general editor)


Boydell Press



Major edition of all the surviving medieval Rolls of Parliament: an invaluable source for scholars.
The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords, and, somewhat later, the commons. The rolls were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1767 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum, under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey. This new edition reproduces the rolls in their entirety, together with a few individual items published since 1783, as well as a substantial amount of material never previously published; it is complemented by a full translation of all the texts from the three languages used by the medieval clerks (Latin, Anglo-Norman and Middle English). It also includes an introduction to every parliament known to have been held by an English king (or in his name) between 1275 and 1504, whether or not the roll for that parliament survives. Where appropriate, appendices of supplementary material are also provided, and there is a General Introduction to the rolls. Sets include a copy of a CDROM for quick reference and index purposes.

Contributors to the set are as follows: PAUL BRAND (1275-1307), SEYMOUR PHILLIPS (1307-1337), MARK ORMROD (1337-1377), GEOFFREY MARTIN (1377-1379), CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON (1380-1421), ANNE CURRY (1422-1453), ROSEMARY HORROX (1455-1504).


November 2005
1 black and white illustrations
696 pages
29.7x21 cm
ISBN: 9781843831617
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
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Represents a monumental work of scholarship. (...) Nothing should detract from the tremendous amount of work that has gone into the production of PROME. Professor Given-Wilson and his fellow editors are to be congratulated for overseeing the accurate transcription and translation of the rolls and also for their attempts to place the rolls in context. PROME is a very welcome development and one that is bound to engender more research and a better understanding of late medieval England and the formative centuries of the English Parliament. REVIEWS IN HISTORY
Nobody involved in any aspect of medieval research can afford to do without this publication. HISTORY, January 2007
A major contribution to the history of Parliament, to medieval English history, and to the study of the English constitution. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
To serve the needs of twenty first century scholarship, Chris Given-Wilson and his team have now produced a truly monumental new edition. Parliamentary historians owe a debt of gratitude to Professor Given-Wilson and his team of scholars for undertaking this Herculean labour, and making this vital source readily accessible to a broad public in a modern, generally user-friendly and - above all - portable form. ARCHIVES