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Document 6988, photograph courtesy of the Westminster Abbey Muniments

Later medieval Bristol was one of England’s three largest cities, and its most important provincial port, so it is not surprising that it attracted

This book contains the names of the various Welsh traders (mostly women) who traded on the Welsh Back in Bristol in the eighteenth and early ninete

This scroll now in the Bristol and West Progressive synagogue has a remarkable provenance.

Tithe maps were drawn up when tithe payments (a clergy-support tax of a tenth of all parish produce including fish) were commuted or changed to equal

During the intensive research into Newlyn and Mousehole Dr Joanna Mattingly made many friends.  On one of her visits to gather yet more information

Mousehole place names

The proximity of the river Wear, the mouth of which provided the only substantial harbour between Hartlepool and South Shields, was crucial to the

The fortuitous survival of two great surveys, Boldon Book, and Bishop Hatfield's survey, drawn up some two hundred years apart, has provided us wit

Some two hundred years after Boldon Book, the townships of Bishopwearmouth, Tunstall, Ryhope and Burdon, together with the borough of Sunderland, a

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