One of the Richest Men in England

Henry Lacy, fifth earl of Lincoln was one of the wealthiest and most influential members of the English nobility in the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. An edition of his estate accounts for the year 1277 to 1278 has just been published by the Ranulf Higden Society, a society of independent scholars which is closely associated with Keele’s History department. It covers lands in Lancashire and Cheshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and was the last project Lacy accountsof one of our Latin and Palaeography summer school regulars, Eric FosterEric Foster, who sadly died at the age of 93, weeks after its appearence.

The volume is presented as a Latin text, edited from the manuscript with a facing-page English translation.


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