Module Identifier ILM2210  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Susan J Davies  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
  Lecture   10 Hours 10 lectures x 1 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 3,000 word Essay  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

Brief description

Within a survey approach, and concentraning on post-Conquest developments, this module considers the administrative structures of government and other organisations that generated substantial ranges and series of records from medieval times to the seventeenth century, and demonstrates the continuing history of offices and institutions which originate in the middle ages and evolve through modern times. It therefore provides a framework of knowledge for the Sudy of Records, and Palaeography and Diplomatic modules.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Bond, M. F (1971) Guide to the Records of Parliament HMSO
Clanchy, M. T (1992) From Memory to Written Record 2nd. Blackwell
Chrimes, S. B (1959) An Introduction to the Admin. Hist. of Medieval England Oxford
Elton, G. R (1969) The Sources of History: England 1200-1640 Cambridge
Grant, R (1991) The Royal Forests of England Stroud
Galbraith, V. H (1934) An Introduction to the Use of the Public Records Oxford
Hallam, E. and Prescott, A. (ed.) (1999) The British Inheritance: a Treasury of Historic Documents BL
Harding, A (1973) The Law Courts of Medieval England London
Lawes, A (1998) The Strongbox of the Empire PRO
Owen, D. M (1970) The Records of the Established Church in England BRA
Riden, Ph (1987) Record Sources for Local History Batsford
Rowlands, J. and Rowlands, S (1998) Welsh Family History: a guide to research Birmingham


This module is at CQFW Level 7