Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, 1275-1504

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Provides a full transcription of the original Latin, Anglo-Norman, or Middle English texts and a modern English translation for all surviving official records of the sessions of the medieval English parliament, with selected page images for each reign representing different languages, scripts, and styles. For each parliamentary session there are new introductions, annotations, and appendices with supplementary material composed by seven present day scholars. All transcribed, translated, and newly written text can be searched for words and phrases.


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The database is complete.


Rotuli Parliamentorum (RP) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey (1783) and later editions by Cole, Maitland, and Richardson and Sayles as well as a substantial amount of material from the Public Record Office and other British repositories that has never been previously published.

Type of coverage

Transcriptions and translations of all text, selected page images, and modern scholarly introductions and annotations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

The Parliament rolls of medieval England 1275-1504 / general editor Chris Given-Wilson.Woodbridge: Boydell Press; London : National Archives, 2005.

Producer/content provider

The National Archives

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Scholarly Digital Editions