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Hemming's Cartulary is a manuscript cartulary collected by Hemming, a
monk around the time of the Norman Conquest of England. The manuscript
comprises two separate cartularies made at different times and later
bound together. The first section, traditionally titled the Liber
Wigorniensis, is a collection of charters and other land records, most
of which are organized geographically. The second section, Hemming's
Cartulary proper, combines charters and other land records with a
narrative of deprivation of property by the church of Worcester. The
two works are bound together in one surviving manuscript, the earliest
surviving cartulary from medieval England. A major theme concerns the
losses suffered by Worcester at the hands of royal officials and local
landowners. Included among the despoilers are kings such as Cnut and
William the Conqueror, and nobles such as Eadric Streona and Urse
d'Abetot; also included are accounts of lawsuits waged by the Worcester
monks to regain their lost lands. The two sections of the cartulary
were first printed in 1723. The original manuscript was slightly
damaged by fire in 1733, and required rebinding. A new printed edition
is in production as of 2010. (more...)
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