Closing the Last Day

Death, Memory and Landholding in the Inquisition’s Post-Mortem, 1216 – 1660.┬áIn this podcast from The National Archives Podcast Series, Sean Cunningham tells us how the 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.