Writs of passage: medieval Anglo-French relations though the Gascon rolls

The National Archives, Kew, London, United Kingdom

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 18:30

Gascony was held by the kings of England for almost five centuries from 1154 to 1453. Whilst the extent of English territories fluctuated, they remained an important part of the English crown, standing outside (at least in English opinion) the kingdom of France which English kings claimed from 1337 onwards.

The Gascon Rolls held in The National Archives (C 61) record interactions between the crown and its Gascon subjects, including the all-important wine trade.

Join Professor Curry as she demonstrates the fascinating insights revealed by a project, now on the verge of completion, to create an online calendar of the rolls.

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The National Archives, Bessant Dr, Kew, TW9 4DU