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II.26 - Roger de Montbegon: a Life in Administrative Documents

from Thirteenth Century

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2024

Edited with Introduction and Notes by
Carolinne White
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
Catherine Conybeare
Affiliation:
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
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This section attempts to demonstrate the kind of administrative and legal documents that someone might encounter, or indeed be recorded in, during the course of his life. Here the example of Roger of Montbegon, one of the barons who was appointed to enforce the Magna Carta, is chosen to show how his marriage and his privileges and the estates he owned all over the country led to his name being recorded in a wide variety of different documents. This example should help those studying the period to see what documents need to be consulted to follow the biographical trajectory of individuals of the period.

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