The Bede Roll of the Fraternity of St Nicholas

Parish Clerk Bede Roll

The Library holds this two volume publication published by the London Record Society in 2004. The first part contains the text of the roll and the second part provides an index to the nearly 7000 names of those who were members of the fraternity between 1449 and 1521. These included not only the clerks themselves and their wives, but also members of the nobility and high-ranking clergy. The editors have also supplied an account of the Parish Clerks fraternity and of the ways in which it was governed and administered.

These volumes can be found on the shelf at 942JAM.