Medieval records of Aquitaine to go online

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Previously unpublished medieval records of the English government of Aquitaine are to be made available online by historians at the University of Liverpool.

The Gascon Rolls are the single most important source of information about the ancient administration located in the south-western France. The documents relate to the period between the mid-13th and the mid-15th centuries when Aquitaine existed as an English duchy and tensions over its control culminated in the outbreak of the Hundred Years War with the kingdom of France.

The unedited records comprise more than 113 parchment rolls dating from 1317 to 1468 and contain letters, writs, grants and other documents which reveal the relationship between the English king and his administration.

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