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Archive and Special Collections Podcasts and Films

Female Book Ownership in the Early Modern Period Podcast

Join Aya, our rare books cataloguer, in an exploration of what it is we do in Durham Archives and Special Collections and listen to the remarkable story of the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre and what their rare book collection can teach us about female book ownership in the Early Modern period.

What is a Medieval Deed?

What is a medieval deed, how might you be able to read one, and what sort of information might you find in one? Have a look at this video showing examples from the archives in Palace Green Library to find some answers. This video has Closed Captions available.

What is a Medieval Deed?

Introduction to Medieval Account Rolls

What is a medieval account roll, how do you unravel all the information, and what can they tell us about the people, places and activities these accounts refer too? Have a look at this video following an example from the archives in Palace Green Library to find some answers. This video has Closed Captions available.

Introduction to Medieval Account Rolls