Author: Matthew Paris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-15
A Church of England clergyman and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Henry Richards Luard (1825-91) edited a number of works in the Rolls Series, for which he was noted for the quality of his indexing and the depth of his commentary. This seven-volume work, first published between 1872 and 1883, has been hailed as one of the best editions in the series. It is a rich source for English history from the Creation to 1259, written by England's greatest medieval historian. Matthew Paris (c.1200-59) became a monk at St Albans in 1217 and had access to a wide variety of documents as an acquaintance of such men as Bishop Robert Grosseteste and King Henry III, whom he knew well. Volume 6 is an appendix to the chronicle. It comprises a broad selection of illustrative Latin documents of particular relevance to Paris's monastery, including Henry's confirmation of Magna Carta.
Author: David Sandler Berkowitz
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A lively account of the early life and times of John Selden, man of letters, jurist, historian, linguist, and parliamentarian. The discussion encompasses all of his writings, the tensions between parliament and the crown, and the Petition of Right and Selden's precedent cases.
Author: Jonathan Hunn
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science
The initial aim of the research from which this book arose was to place the Romano-British villa at Gorhambury near St Albans, Hertfordshire, within the context of the resources which it might have exploited and the economic organisation for which it was a focus. What resulted was a much wider history and reconstruction of the Gorhambury landscape itself. This `Study of six parishes in the St Albans area' presents an analysis and measurement of the changing landscape from the pre-medieval and medieval periods to the early modern, examining such themes as settlement, field systems, land use, and administration.