A2A Quick reference
The Access to Archives web site, which contains catalogues of archives held in record offices across England.
abbey Quick reference
A major monastery, ruled over by an abbot. The Cistercian and Premonstratensian foundations were abbeys, whereas the Cluniac and
abstract Quick reference
A summary of a document.
accompt Quick reference
Archaic form of ‘account’.
accounts, medieval Quick reference
The survival rate of annual accounts for medieval estates varies from one part of the country to another. For Norfolk
achievement of arms Quick reference
The complete representation of the heraldic insignia of a family, including the coat of arms, crest, helmet, mantling, torse,
acre Quick reference
Derived from Old English aecer or Old Norse akr, ‘plot of cultivated land’. Originally an approximate measure of land
act books Quick reference
Records which summarize the procedure in a case before an ecclesiastical court, particularly during the second half of the
Acts of Parliament Quick reference
Statute Rolls, which contain all Acts of Parliament since 1500, are housed in the House of Lords Record Office
Adams, John: Index Villaris Quick reference
A list of the market towns of England and Wales, compiled by John Adams (fl. 1680). The
Addy, S. O. (1848–1933) Quick reference
Antiquarian and folklorist. A Sheffield solicitor who contributed numerous articles on medieval charters, †place‐names,