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PARIS B.N. ms. latin 5954: The Professional Papers of an English Ambassador on the Eve of the Hundred Years War

PARIS B.N. ms. latin 5954: The Professional Papers of an English Ambassador on the Eve of the Hundred Years War

By F.L. Cheyette

Economies et Societies au Moyen Age: Melanges offerts a Edouard Perroy (Publications de la Sorbonne. Serie Etudes – Tome 5, 1973)

Introduction: The material in the manuscript falls roughly into seven categories:

1) diplomatic and related documents, dealing primarily with Anglo-French relations, but including likewise one France-Scottish, two Anglo-Aragonese, and two Anglo-Castillian documents ;

2) documents concerning English administration in Aquitaine ;

3) documents concerning French administration on the Aquitainian frontier ;

4) documents concerning royal administration in England ;

5) documents concerning English ecclesiastical benefices ;

6) miscehaneous papal documents ;

7) procedural documents of a dispute between the dean and chapterĀ of Lichfield and the prior and convent of Coventry concerningĀ the method of electing the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

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