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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 729: From Politics to Prosopography: Britain and Ireland in the 12th and 13th Centuries, III - Centre and Locality in the Fine Rolls of King Henry, III, 1216-1272

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, King's College London
Organiser:Paul R. Dryburgh, Henry III Fine Rolls Project, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Nick Barratt, ARTS Scheme, Surrey
Paper 729-aIreland and the Fine Rolls in the Reign of Henry III
(Language: English)
Beth Hartland, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Social History
Paper 729-bThe Fine Rolls and the Charter of the Forest
(Language: English)
David Crook, The National Archives, Kew
Index terms: Administration, Law, Local History, Social History

Since 2005 an AHRC-funded research project has been rectifying an omission in the publication of the 13th-century English Chancery rolls by making available in print and web form the Fine Rolls of King Henry III (1216-72). This session demonstrates how this resource sheds light upon the rapidly fluctuating relationship between centre and locality in Henry's long reign, focusing upon innovations in the system of managing royal escheats, on the tensions resolved and provoked in the administration of the royal forest law by the adoption of the Forest Charter (1217), and on relations between England and Ireland.