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Closing the last day: death, memory and landholding in the Inquisitions Post-Mortem, 1216 - 1660

January 17th, 2008

Episode 32 of 474 episodes

Sean Cunningham tells us how the Inquisitions Post-Mortem (IPMs) or inquests taken after the death of people who were tenants of The Crown reveal a great deal about land use, local customs, and how communal memory had an important social function for our English and Welsh ancestors. This talk looks at how these manuscripts help to paint a picture of local life and land use during the Medieval and Early Modern periods.