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Debts due to the Templars

Posted on 26 February 2016 by Helen Nicholson

At the end of December 1308 King Edward II's treasurer sent out writs to all the sheriffs in charge of the former Templar estates instructing them to find out what […]

Transcriptions and translations on Wattpad

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Helen Nicholson

I've added some more transcriptions to Wattpad, with English translations: for Northumberland and Co. Durham, and Bulstrode in Buckinghamshire. I have also tidied up the transcription of some material on Essex and […]

Tithes — when the Templars weren’t exempt

Posted on 20 January 2016 by Helen Nicholson

One of the Templars' most famous and notorious exemptions was not having to pay tithes (a tenth of income, paid to the Church). This was a particular complaint against the […]

Women workers on the Templars’ estates

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Helen Nicholson

A quick glance through the accounts of the Templars' estates while they were in King Edward II's hands suggests that there were very few women employed. The cook who made […]

Transcriptions: Some accounts for Northumbria and Essex

Posted on 5 September 2014 by Helen Nicholson

Dr Myra Born and Mrs Valerie Rudd have generously transcribed some of the records from the Templars' estates. Myra's translation of the accounts for Northumbria from 1308-9 are here: and […]