CIPM XX.252 and missing IPMs
Posted by: mholford in Featured inquisition 9 years, 8 months ago
CIPM xx.252, for Robert Langdon, is an unusual entry in relating to an IPM that (as we shall see, contrary to the calendar entry) no longer survives. It reads in full as follows:
Fitzalan or Arundel? The earls of Arundel's surname in the 15th-century IPMs.
Posted by: mholford in genealogy and family history 9 years, 8 months ago
The Fitzalan earls of Arundel descended from William fitz Alan (son of Alan fitz Flaad), lord of Oswestry and Clun on the Shropshire march at the start of the twelfth century. They acquired Arundel castle from an heiress of the last d'Aubigny earl of Arundel in 1244 and became themselves earls of Arundel in 1292. The family died out in 1580 when the 12th earl died without male heirs, after which the castle and title passed to the Howards (who in the mid-nineteenth century adopted the surname Fitzalan-Howard).
Digitization of the IPMs
Posted by: mholford in News and events 9 years, 8 months ago
We are very pleased to announce that digitization of CIPM 3-20 and 2nd series 1-3 has commenced and is being carried out by Numen who will provide rekeyed text for these volumes. (The digital text for CIPM 21-26 is generated from PDFs of the volumes, as explained elsewhere on this site.)
The Certificates of Homage: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Posted by: mholford in Law and administration 9 years, 8 months ago
Michael Hicks explores the ceremony of homage, its surviving documentation, and possible implications for the king's relations with his tenants-in-chief.
A Pleasure Ground for the Duke: The Landscape of Fulbrook, Warwickshire
Posted by: mholford in Economy and society, Featured inquisition 9 years, 8 months ago
In this extended feature Professor Chris Dyer, emeritus professor of regional and local history at the University of Leicester, explores what the IPM of John, duke of Bedford, taken in 1436, can tell us about the changing landscape of Fulbrook in central Warwickshire.