Henry III Fine Rolls Project

The Henry III Fine Rolls Project gives insight into the history of fines during the reign of King Henry III of England.

"A fine in the reign of King Henry III (1216–1272) was an agreement to pay the king a sum of money for a specified concession. The rolls on which the fines were recorded provide the earliest systematic evidence of what people and institutions across society wanted from the king and he was prepared to give. They open a large window onto the politics, government, economy and society of England in the hinge period between the establishment of Magna Carta at the start of Henry’s reign and the parliamentary state which was emerging at its end."

The Henry III Fine Rolls Project provides facsimile images of the rolls, as well as an English translation of the rolls in electronic form, with indexes and a search facility.

The Henry III Fine Rolls Project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It combines King’s College London’s Department of History and Centre for Computing in the Humanities with The National Archives and Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Monday, 10 December 2012 - 6:15pm
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