image for Workshop/Course item typePAST Records Workshop: Medieval Legal Records at National Archives

Workshop/Course, Thu 20 Jun 2019


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


This Medieval Legal Records workshop will provide you with the essential skills to identify and access original source material amongst the legal records of central government. During each session you will receive tuition and guidance on a range of archival research skills from our medieval records specialists, and you will also undertake practical exercises involving hands-on document work.

The workshop will focus on the vast collection of medieval legal records held by The National Archives. The day will begin with an introduction to the medieval legal system and its processes, and the following sessions will focus on different areas of the law including: common law; the rise of equity courts; and the local administration of justice. At the end of the workshop you will have increased confidence in your ability to find and access previously challenging medieval legal documents, and to read and understand their contents.

This event is aimed at current taught postgraduate and PhD students, although other researchers are welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites for attendance, although a basic understanding of Latin is recommended.

This is a one-day workshop on site at The National Archives. Tea and coffee at registration and lunch are provided.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 20 Jun 2019 09:30 to 17:00
For academic and research communities


For academic and research communities



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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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Parking: free


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