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Manuscript Monday: LJS 211 – Roger Bigod deed

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 211, a deed of three grants of land by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. The deed was written in Latin between 1201 and 1205, and it is a record of 3 grants of land in Suffolk by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to the sons of magister William de Risinges (Walter, Simon, Eustace, and Peter), for which Bigod received a riding horse, a windmill with a rood of land (possibly the earliest mention of a windmill in Suffolk), and an annual fee.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand. Get access to the raw digital data (high-resolution images and a TEI/XML manuscript description) on OPenn. Download a copy of the video from ScholarlyCommons.