Accounts and Inventories of John Starlyng, Clerk to the King’s Ships to Henry IV Part I

By Alan Moore, published January 1914


The MSS containing the accounts and inventories of John Starlying are dated to 1410-1412, correcting an earlier dating by Nicolas to 1338. The author, in this first of a series of articles, focuses on the mixture of French, Latin and old English used in the documents. Taking one inventory as an illustration, the contents are reviewed in order to see what can be learned about the ship to which it applied.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Logistics

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