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Handbook of Medieval Irish Records in the National Archives of the United Kingdom

Handbook of Medieval Irish Records in the National Archives of the United Kingdom

Paul Dryburgh, Brendan Smith

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The establishment of English rule in Ireland in the late 12th century involved the introduction not only of foreign settlers, but also of administrative practices based on those of England. In the 13th century a chancery, an exchequer, and courts of law centred on Dublin developed which produced written records of their operations.

The fact that the lord of Ireland was also the king of England, and that every English subject in Ireland had the right to appeal directly to the king, meant that Irish affairs were also well represented in the records produced by the English government at Westminster.

These three sets of records were created and kept independently by both administrations, but a series of disasters stretching from the 13th century to the 20th means that almost all of the Irish archive has been lost.

Fortunately, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, based at Kew in London, continues to hold a wealth of material relating to Ireland in the medieval centuries.

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Author Paul Dryburgh, Brendan Smith
Publisher Four Courts Press
Publication date 23 Nov 2004
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781851827992

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