Sunday, 23 June 2013

Transcription of Great Parchment Book 99% complete

Transcriptions of 99% of Derry's Great Parchment Book are now available online. There is apparently just one full page to be added, plus a few fragments.

Images of the pages will be added to the site in due course, but for the moment there is much to discover on the website, with plenty of background information to set the scene to the Ulster Plantation and the Great Parchment Book's creation.

You can find out how the transcriptions work from the Explore section.

Event: If you're interested in Derry's Great Parchment Book you may also be interested in a lecture – London-Derry Connections: The early years 1613-1640 – that's to be held in London this coming week. Historian Dr Ian Archer will explore how the City of London came to be involved in the Irish plantations.

Time: Wednesday 26 June 2013, 6.00pm
Venue: Guildhall Old Library
Admission: Free, but reservations required: or 020 7831 0575.