Project Status: Ongoing
People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1371 is a research project administered by King’s College London, University of Glasgow, and University of Edinburgh. The project has created an online database of all Scottish people mentioned in the over 8600 extant documents from the period 1093CE to 1371CE, though names and documents extend into the early 15th century. The database allows a user to search by keywords, people, places, sources, or “factoids,” which are legal events committed to documents. Each entry provides a list of associated people, the type of document, dates, and other documentary evidence as well as the holding institution for the document. When available, the project includes images of the documents in an on-screen viewer.
The project also presents an interactive network map that allows a user to visualize social connections in medieval Scotland. Additionally, the project presents a map of Scotland that a user may lay over with places and events as derived from the documentary evidence.
The database and its materials are free to use. The project is ongoing with the period under consideration extended in recent updates.
Resource Type: Catalog, Downloadable data, Images, Manuscripts/Facsimiles, Map, Multimedia, Numeric Data, Searchable Database
License: Must provide credit, No Fee
Modern Language: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 1050 - 1425
Some documents in the collection are from the early 15th century, hence the expanded date range.
Subject: Civil Law, Crime, Diplomatics, Economy, Education, Universities, Epistolography, Family, Children, Marriage, Genealogy, Geography, History, Landscape, Natural History, Law, Manuscript Decoration/Illumination, Manuscript Studies, Maps, Material Culture, Nobility, Gentry, Paleography, Religious Law, Royalty, Monarchs, Seals, Social Groups, Towns, Cities, Women
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Accounts, Art and Artifacts, Charters, Contracts, Property Transactions, Council Proceedings, Minutes, Courts, Genealogy, Heraldry, Letters, Petitions, Manuscripts, Material Evidence, Membership Lists, Seals, Surveys, Taxes, Textual Evidence, Wills, Inventories
Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland, Europe, Islands: Faroe, Hebrides, Man, Orkney, Shetland, Scotland
Original Language: Latin