Old English Words and Terms
A Glossary for Historians
Researching local history can be absorbing but often key documents, such as Manorial and Estate papers and parish registers, are full of archaic or Latin words and phrases which need translation.
Joy Bristow first compiled this Glossary from a collection of ancient words she drew up while studying for the Advanced Certificate in Local History at the University of Nottingham. Since then, she has added many more words and some new topics, making her book an extremely popular and valuable reference guide.
This Third Edition includes:
Over 3,000 unfamiliar words and terms
Saints Days, Festivals and moveable Feast Days
Dates of Sittings of the Supreme Court
Lists of obsolete weights and measures
Latin words and phrases
English currency back to the Roman period and a Decimal Currency Converter
Comparative costs of living and values of the pound since 1300
Regnal years of English monarchs 1066-1952