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Digitising the Calendars of Inquisitions post mortem
Posted by: mhicks in News and events, Project news 7 years, 1 month ago
Work has continued on making the published inquisitions post mortem freely accessible in the sixteen months since funding ceased, and we are pleased to announce that another major target of the Mapping the Medieval Countryside has now been achieved. Volumes 1-20 of the Calendars of Inquisitions post mortem and 2nd series volumes 1-3 for Henry VII are now freely available on British History Online at
(Volumes 21-26 are of course already available on the present website).
Two Tales of the Earls of Suffolk: Heirs Male and Heirs General
Posted by: mhicks 7 years, 2 months ago
The Later-Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Medieval Society, edited by Michael Hicks
Posted by: mhicks in News and events, Project news 7 years, 2 months ago
The proceedings of the second IPM conference at Winchester in 2014 have now been proof-read and are scheduled to be published in July 2016. The Later-Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Medieval Society is the product of collaboration between the University of Winchester, the Department for Digital Humanities at King’s College London, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which funded the parent project, and the Boydell Press (publisher). The book showcases recent work on the Inquisitions post mortem (IPMs): a truly wonderful source for many different aspects of late medieval countryside and rural life. An earlier Companion, ed. Michael Hicks (Boydell, 2012) consolidated what was already known. Since then IPMs have been made digitally accessible by the Mapping the Medieval Countryside project. The first fruits of these developments are presented in this second volume which brings explores the unexpected potential of this much under-appreciated source. The thirteen chapters explore IPMs in different parts of Britain, the landscape and topography of England, in particular markets and fairs and mills, and the utility of proofs of age for everyday life on such topics as the Church, retaining, and the wine trade. The full list of contents follows.
Too pally by half? The Shopshire inquisition of Humphrey Hille
Posted by: mhicks in Law and administration 7 years, 10 months ago
Unanimity and Divergence: How the Story Grows. The Process of Testimony in the Proofs of Age.
Posted by: mhicks in Proofs of age 8 years ago
Michael Hicks writes: