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Manuscript Monday: LJS 61 – Register of Writs

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 61, a register of writs from regnal year 13 of Richard II (1390) to regnal year 8 of Henry IV (1407). This manuscript was written in Latin, Middle French and some Middle English. Subjects of the writs include lands and manors held by various men from the King; instructions to the King’s bailiffs; tenancies and inheritances; and ecclesiastical holdings and prebendaries.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 

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