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Monastic Database

The English Monastic Archives tripartite Database comprises a systematic guide to one of the largest and most important sets of documents anywhere in the pre-modern world.

Browse the Monastic Database

About the database

The database is designed to be a research tool: it is a guide to the types and current locations of documents generated by medieval English monasteries, but not, as a rule, to the information contained within those documents. You can read more about the database and its history on the project website.

This version of the database allows browsing by house, country, repository or time period. You may also search the database as a whole. Results are returned as XML records only.

You can also download the complete database as a CSV, or as a zipped XML or JSON export, in order to analyse it yourself.