Immigration in England in the Middle Ages

A major new research database has been launched revealing extraordinary data on immigration in England in the late medieval period. The database contains over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years' War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.

The database

England’s Immigrants: new online resource

Users can generate data visualisations and maps, explore background materials and download the source data for their own use.

The online resource is the result of a three-year AHRC-funded project led by the University of York (Professor Mark Ormrod), in partnership with The National Archives and HRI Digital at the University of Sheffield. The project would like to mention a special thanks to Matthew Groves who undertook all aspects of the technical realisation.

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