Bickley, Francis B., ed., The Little Red Book of Bristol (2 vols. Bristol: W. C. Hemmons) Read this source online
Number of pages of primary source text: 0
Dates: 1300 - 1574
Archival Reference: BL
- English - Middle English
- Translated into English.
- Original language included.
Translation Comments: Facing page
County/Region: Gloucestershire; Bristol
- Charters, Deeds
- Law - Local Ordinances
- Economy - Crafts and Industry
- Economy - Trade
- Law - Secular
- Royalty / Monarchs
- Towns / Cities
- Women / Gender
Includes a wide variety of documents, such as ordinances on trade (many in Anglo-Norman), the guild ordinances, the collection of town revenues, the duties of civic officials, charters of town privileges granted to various towns and boroughs (including royal charters to Bristol); and copies of letters received by and sent to other towns, lords, and the king. Composed c. 1344, at the instigation of William de Colford, the town recorder, but contains documents from before this date and up to 1574. Described by Lucy Toulmin Smith in her edition of The Maire of Bristowe is Kalendar, by Robert Ricart (Camden Society, 1872). Link for Volume 2.
33 page Introduction summarizes contents and sets them in context. Detailed Table of Contents gives name of each document.
Cataloger: mak, RJ