Scott, E., ed.; and Gilliodts van Severen, L., ed., Le Cotton Ms Galba B I: Documents pour servir à l'histoire des relations entre l'Angleterre et la Flandre e 1341 à 1473 (Brussels)
Text name(s): Documents pour servir à l'histoire des relations entre l'Angleterre et la Flandre
Number of pages of primary source text: 0
Dates: 1341 - 1473
Archival Reference: BL Cotton Ms. Galba B.I.
- English - Middle English
- Original language included.
Translation Comments: most in AN, some in Latin, one in ME.
- Account Roll
- Economy - Trade
- Law - Secular
- Nobility / Gentry
- Royalty / Monarchs
- Towns / Cities
- Travel / Pilgrimage
- War - Military History
Includes 188 items, 54 previously published in Royal and Historical Letters During the Reign of Henry the Fourth, 2 vols., ed. F. C. Hingeston-Randolph (Rolls Series, no. 18, 1860). Most documents are letters concerning treaties with other countries, instructions to and responses from English deputies and ambassadors (especially those in Flanders), petitions from English merchants abroad, and letters between the king, council, and foreign nobles. Most letters date from 1404 to 1405. Most in Anglo-Norman, some in Latin, and one in Middle English. The Appendix contains extracts from English account rolls of expenses in France to show payments for delivery of letters or rewards to messengers. Appendix also contains an inquisition on prizes taken by corsairs in Flanders, 1403-15, with depositions by many Flemish merchants and mariners (pp. 477-508), and ‘conferences’ of Bruges, 1364-76.