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Perroy, Eduard, ed., The Diplomatic Correspondence of Richard II (Camden 3rd Series, 48. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society)

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 281


    Dates: 1379 - 1400

    Archival Reference: Edinburgh MS Laing 351; Cambridge University Library MS Dd.III.53

    Original Language(s): 

    • Anglo-Norman
    • English - Middle English
    • Latin


    • Original language included.

    Translation Comments: 

    Geopolitical Region(s): 

    • England
    • British Isles
    • Europe


    Record Types: 

    • Letter
    • Petition

    Subject Headings: 

    • Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
    • Diplomacy
    • Government
    • Nobility / Gentry
    • Royalty / Monarchs
    • War - Military History
    • Papacy


    • Index
    • Bibliography
    • Introduction


    True to its title, this volume contains the diplomatic correspondence of Richard II — 252 letters sent during his reign, most edited for the first time. The letters include petitions to popes Urban VI and Boniface IX as well as diplomatic correspondence with political leaders throughout the British Isles and Europe.

    Introduction Summary: 

    In addition to a general introduction (32 pages), Perroy includes historical notes for the individual edited letters as well as a helpful index.

    Cataloger: rj