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Blyke, Richard, and John Strachey, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum; Ut Et Petitiones, Et Placita in Parliamento (Ab Anno 1278 Ad Annum 1503). 6 Vols. London: J. Strachey, 1767-1777.

Notes: Also available online in ECCO (subscription database)
Abstract: Includes the rolls of parliament from the reign of Edward I through the reign of Henry VII. These record the transactions in parliament, including petitions or bills, both public and private, and the answers thereto. In some instances, the statute as drawn up in form is entered on the Parliament Roll, but usually only the petition and answer are included. An index entitled, Index to the rolls of Parliament, comprising the petititons, pleas, and proceedings of Parliament from ann. 6 Edward I to ann. 19 Henry VII, A.D.1278 - A.D. 1503 was published in London in 1832.
Vol. 1, Edward I - Edward II
Vol. 2, Edward III
Vol. 3, Richard II - Henry IV
Vol. 4, 1 Henry V - 17 Henry VI
Vol. 5, 18 Henry VI - 11 Edward IV
Vol. 6, 12 Edward IV - 19 Henry VII

Cobbett, William, and T. C. Hansard, ed. The Parliamentary History of England From the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, From Which Last-Mentioned Epoch It Is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled Hansard's Parliamentary Debates. 1625-1803.
Notes: Also available online in ECCO and Modern Economy (subscription databases)
Abstract: v.1 - 36; 1066-1803.

Dugdale, William, ed. A Perfect Copy of All Summons of the Nobility to the Great Councils and Parliaments of This Realm From the XLIX of King Henry the IIId Until These Present Times. London : Robert Clavell, 1685.
Abstract: Text in Latin with English preface.

Galbraith, Vivian H., ed. The Anonimalle Chronicle, 1333 to 1381, From a MS. Written at St Mary's Abbey, York. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1927.
Abstract: Transcription of MS. Stowe 1047. Includes a long account of the discussions of the Commons in 1376. Reprinted by Barnes & Noble (New York) in 1970.

Given-Wilson , Chris, Gen. ed. The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England 1275-1504. 16 Vols. Woodbridge, London: Boydell Press, National Archives, 2005.
Notes: Also available online in National archives http://bibpurl.oclc.org.libproxy.usc.edu/web/15805
Abstract: Texts in Latin, Anglo-Norman or Middle English with modern English translations ; introduction and notes in modern English. Contains full text and translation of the meetings of the English parliaments from Edward I to Henry VII, covering the years from 1275 to 1504. Contents:
Vol. 1, Edward I, 1275-1294 , edited by Paul Brand
Vol. 2, Edward I, 1294-1307, edited by Paul Brand
Vol. 3, Edward II, 1307-1327, edited by Seymour Phillips
Vol. 4, Edward III, 1327-1348, edited by Seymour Phillips & Mark Ormrod
Vol. 5, Edward III, 1351-1377, edited by Mark Ormrod
Vol. 6, Richard II, 1377-1384, edited by Geoffrey Martin & Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 7, Richard II, 1385-1397, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 8, Henry IV, 1399-1413, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 9, Henry V, 1413-1422, edited by Chris Given-Wilson
Vol. 10, Henry VI, 1422-1431, edited by Anne Curry
Vol. 11, Henry VI, 1432-1445, edited by Anne Curry
Vol. 12, Henry VI, 1447-1460, edited by Anne Curry & Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 13, Edward IV, 1461-1470, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 14, Edward IV, 1472-1483, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 15, Richard III, 1484-1485; Henry VII, 1485-1487, edited by Rosemary Horrox
Vol. 16, Henry VII, 1489-1504, edited by Rosemary Horrox

Gwillim, Henry, and Charles Ellis, eds. A Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament, With Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Courts of Law and Equity, Respecting Tithes. 2nd ed. London: J. Butterworth, 1825.
Notes: First edition (1801) also available online in MOML; ModernEconomy (subscription databases)
Abstract: Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament with reports of cases covering the years 1224-1824.

Palgrave, Francis, ed. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons 1273-1327; Together With the Records and Muniments, Relating to the Suit and Service Due and Performed to the King's High Court of Parliament and the Councils of the Realm ; or Affording Evidence of Attendance Given at Parliaments and Councils. 2 Vols. in 4. London: The Record Commission, 1827-1834.
Abstract: Contains writs summoning peers to parliament, writs and returns for the election of members of the House of Commons, writs for levying expenses of representatives of the commons, and writs and other documents relating to military service. Part 3, Nomina villarum, is an alphabetical digest and index of persons.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum Anglie Hactenus Inediti: 1279-1373. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 51. London: Offices of the Society, 1935.
Abstract: Contains Parliament Rolls 1279-1373 omitted from the Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut petitiones, et placita in parliamento. (London, 1767). The memoranda of the Easter parliament in 1279 is the earliest surviving record of its kind.

Sayles, George O., ed. The Functions of the Medieval Parliament of England. London: Hambledon, 1988.
Abstract: Intended as a source book to illustrate the early history of parliament, it contains an important selection of documents in translation. Each of the 130 or so parliaments that met between 1258 and 1350 has been furnished with documents, mainly official, showing its actions. The original source of each document is given.


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