Sunday, October 26, 2008

Calendar of the Fine Rolls published

The first 4 of 22 volumes from the Calendar of Fine Rolls has been published today, beginning progress on another of the four major collections of medieval English chancery papers (the others being the Close and Patent Rolls (many of which are already published) and the Charter Rolls).

The Fine Rolls record payments to the crown arising from administrative or judicial business, and therefore contain a great deal of local and financial information, but also political matters, such as the inheritance after an oath of fealty of Robert Bruce to Edward I in 1304, and an account of how Bruce 'seditiously slew John Comyn of Scotland in the church of the Friars Minors of Dumfres', and Edward I's death at Burgh on Sands in 1307 on the way to 'repress with a mighty hand the rebellion of the same Robert'.

Friday, October 24, 2008

State Papers, Elizabeth

Another batch of manuscripts from the reign of Elizabeth are now available as part of MEMSO (Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online) (TNA SP 70/95 to SP 125). More are being added soon, along with increased metadata and other information to assist with navigation. (

That brings our current total of manuscript images included in MEMSO to over 46,000, many of which have never been published in any form ever before.

Friday, October 10, 2008

25% Discount in the TannerRitchie Fifth Anniversary Sale

We can't quite believe it, but it is already five years since TannerRitchie Publishing was founded. We've come a long way in a short time, and we think we've established ourselves as both a leader in our field, and a company that is highly responsive to our customers' requests and suggestions.

The most rewarding part of our work over the last five years has been the enormously positive feedback that we receive from our clients and customers, both in terms of enthusiasm for the titles we have published, and appreciation for the way we do business. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to provide comments and feedback over the years.

To celebrate our anniversary, we've introduced a 25% discount on all our individual ebooks. Everything is discounted, so there has never been a better time to buy, and US customers can take advantage of recent exchange rate changes which have wiped off about another 10% from the price they pay!