The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Ancient Petitions
Online searchable images of over 14,000 images of Ancient Petitions which draws together petitions addressed to the king, council, parliament, the chancellor & to certain other officers of state. The petitions include detailed information about the circumstances of the parties involved & the conditions of the locality in the Middle Ages. Most of the petitions are in Anglo-Norman French, although some early examples are in Latin, while English was increasingly used as the fifteenth century progressed. From the National Archives of the United Kingdom.