New Online Database Allows Users To Explore The Families of Medieval England

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 16, 2015

Mapping the Medieval Countryside has announced that the beta version of their searchable English translations of inquisitions post mortem (IPMs) – a major source into the lives and legacies of thousands of families from the Later Middle Ages.

The free database is being created by a collaborative research project between King’s College London and the University of Winchester. The inquisitions post mortem describe the lands held by thousands of families, from nobles to peasants, and are a key source for the history of almost every settlement in England – and of many in Wales.

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