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Posted by: mholford in Law and administration 6 years, 4 months ago
Michael Hicks explores the legal rights of widowers in their wives' estates and discusses the two most prominent widowers in late medieval England.
Posted by: mholford in Featured inquisition 6 years, 5 months ago
Michael Hicks explores trusts or enfeoffments, which often escaped mention in the IPMs.
Posted by: mholford in News and events 6 years, 6 months ago
Posted by: mholford in Unpublished inquisitions 6 years, 6 months ago
This IPM into the Gloucestershire lands of Gilbert Talbot has been calendared as CIPM xxi.322, but only five brief disconnected phrases from its text appear there, followed by the statement ‘remainder mostly illegible'. Both the Chancery and Exchequer texts do indeed present challenges, but in fact between them the entire text can be read, with some effort and the use of an ultra-violet lamp. It appears below.
Posted by: mholford in Featured inquisition, Proofs of age 6 years, 7 months ago
Michael Hicks discusses CIPM xxii.829-30, two proofs of age which bear on the legal dispute central to the Armburgh papers, one of the few surviving letter collections from medieval England.