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Replica of seal made for Henry VIII. 1527. Cat ref: PRO 36/26/65. Crown copyright

Detail from replica of seal made for Henry VIII

Henry III website makes the fine rolls freely available on line with English translations and a sophisticated search engine. This is the first medieval source to be treated in this way.

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Chapman, Colin, 'How Heavy, How Much and How Long?: weights, money and other measures used by our ancestors' (Lochin,1995)

Cheney, C.R., and Jones M., 'A Handbook of Dates' (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Ellis, Mary, 'Using Manorial Records' (Kew, 1997)

Fryde, E.B., Greenaway, D. E., Porter, S. and Roy, I., 'Handbook of British Chronology' (Royal Historical Society, 3rd edition, 1986)

Grannum, K., and Taylor N., 'Wills and Other Probate Records' (Kew, 2004)

Grieve, H.E.P., 'Examples of English Handwriting 1150-1750' (Essex Record Office, 1995)

Hector, L. C., 'The Handwriting of English Documents' (Dorking: Kohler and Coombes, 1988)

Hey, David, 'The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History' (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Martin, C. T., 'The Record Interpreter' (London, 2nd edition 1982)

Marshall, Hilary, 'Palaeography for Family and Local Historians'

Milward, Rosemary, 'A Glossary of Household, Farming and Trade Terms from Probate Inventories' (Derbyshire Record Office, 1977)

Munby, L. M. (ed.), 'Short Guides to Records: First series: Guides 1-24' (London, Historical Association, 1997)

Munby, L. M. 'Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting' (British Association for Local History, 2002)

'Oxford English Dictionary' - for archaic words.

Rutherford, L., and Bone, S., 'Osbourn’s Concise Law Dictionary' (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 1993)

Thompson K. M. (ed.), 'Short Guides to Records: Second series: Guides 25-48' (London, Historical Association, 1997)