English Galleys in 1295

By R.C.Anderson, published August 1928


In November 1295 several English seaport towns were ordered to build galleys to strengthen the fleet for the war with France. A total of twenty galleys were ordered and the resulting accounts for several of them are preserved in the PRO, including those for Newcastle, Southampton, York, London, Lyme, Ipswich and Dunwich. This paper provides the original Latin text of the Southampton account, together with a translation and notes both on problematic areas of linguistics and on enigmatic features of the accounts themselves.

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Filed under: Late Middle Ages | English Channel
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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