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First Steps in Reading Medieval Latin Documents from Suffolk

King Edgar's Charter bestowing Chelsworth to the Lady Ęthelflęd

with Dr John Ridgard

at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday 26th November 2005

If you wish to study medieval East Anglia prior to c. 1500, for example in Local History, House History, or Family History, sooner or later you will need to have some understanding how to read and translate 'Manorial' Latin.

This Day-School therefore aims to introduce participants to some of the basic ground-rules and essential background information for the study of medieval Latin documents..

Provisional Programme
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 Types and locations of 'Manorial' manuscripts - some basic techniques and pointers.  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.30 Sample and study a Manorial Survey or Extent  
  12.30 Lunch break  
  14:00 Introduction to Manor-Court Rolls  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 Charters, Wills, Accounts and Miscellanea  
  16:15 Close  

About Dr John Ridgard

J ohn Ridgard has specialised for many years in Medieval Latin Palaeography and Medieval Suffolk. He is the author of Medieval Framlingham: Select documents 1270-1524, Suffolk Records Society 27 (Boydell 1985). He is currently working on a second volume of Framlingham records as well as a study of Suffolk in the Great Revolt of 1381.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

For Court Rolls see Ray Lock's volumes for Suffolk Records Society on Walsham-Le-Willows.
For Accounts and Surveys, see A.H.Denney's Sibton Abbey Estates, Vol. 2, for Suffolk Records Society.
For Charters, see Suffolk Records Society's Charter Series, for example Richard Mortimer's Leiston Abbey Cartulary and Butley Priory Charters.


Please phone or email to check the availability of places and then send the application form and a cheque for £38, payable to Wuffing Education to:

Wuffing Education,
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
(tel : 01394 386498)

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