ORS Centenary Lecture: Manorial Records as a Source for English (and Oxfordshire) History

ORS Centenary Lecture: Manorial Records as a Source of English (and Oxfordshire) History

Date: 11th February 2020
Time: 17.30-18.30
Lecturer: Professor Mark Bailey
Location: Rewley House

This lecture will provide a brief introduction to manorial records, including how to find them through a national online catalogue (the Manorial Documents Register) which is currently being updated for Oxfordshire. Hundreds of thousands of these documents survive from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, representing a superb source for local and national history unparalleled in the world. Examples will be drawn from medieval manorial records in general, and Oxfordshire in particular.

Mark Bailey is Professor of Late Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, author of The English Manor (2002), and a member of the Manorial Documents Register Advisory Board. He drew extensively upon manorial records when delivering the James Ford Lectures in British History at the University of Oxford in 2019.


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