Number Crunching Writs


This graph provides a quick demonstration of how entries relating to the purchase of writs become such a major feature of the Fine Rolls during the reign of Henry III. This graph only shows one type of writ – writs ad terminum  – if other types of writ were included, particularly writs of pone and precipe the dominance of writs would be even more apparent. Research into the purchase of writs remains one of the key areas to be investigated.

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