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Talk, Tue 25 Jun 2019, free entry


The National Archives


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


The Pipe Roll Society Annual Lecture has been running successfuly for several years. This year Dr Neil Stacy will speak to his publication of the Cartae Baronum, to be launched at the event. The talk will discuss the inquiry conducted in 1166 by King Henry II to gather information from this major tenants about the knights and knight’s fees in their baronies. The returns are indispensable records for the nature of tenurial lordship as it operated in the High Middle Ages. Due to the sheer level of detail within the returns, the cartae are also a key source for those scholars who are interested in tracing the histories of individual honors and identifying comital, baronial and knightly landholders in twelfth-century England. It is in some respects tantamount to a second Domesday.

Dr Stacy is a historian whose publications include The Haldanes of Gleneagles (Edinburgh, 2017) and stage and screen actor.

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Dates Times
Tue 25 Jun 2019 17:00 to 18:00


Free entry



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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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