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    Anglo-Norman Dictionary
    Origin : Aberystwyth University and Swansea University.

    The online Anglo-Norman dictionary derives only in part from the printed Anglo-Norman dictionary. The first part has been entirely revised (A-G) and the second part is currently under revision. It is possible to search proximities and concordances. You can also find long introductions on Anglo-Norman and the conception of the dictionary.

    Dictionary of Old English
    Origin: University of Toronto

    Dictionary of Old English online - At the moment, letters A-G are available. Texts used to constitue the dictionary are also online. Access is not free after 20 connections.

    eDil - Electronic dictionary of Irish language
    Origine: Royal Irish Academy - University of Ulster.

    Digital edition of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Language based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials (1913-1976), with, in most cases, an english translation. A supplement seems in construction, but was announced for 2012.

    Middle English Dictionary
    See the page on Middle English Compendium.

    Thesaurus of Old English
    Origin : Glascow University (Flora Edmonds, Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Irené Wotherspoon).

    This thesaurus does not replace a dictionary like the one of J. Bosworth and T. N. Toller (A Dictionary of Old English, Oxford, last edition 1997). The main interest of this tool is that searches are possible from old english as well as from modern english. Searches by themes and by expressions are also provided. And the words’ frequencies are indicated.

    Other instruments

    PASE (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England)
    Origin : Janet L. Nelson (King’s College, London) and Simon Keynes (Cambridge University)

    Funded in 2000 under the responsibility of Janet L. Nelson and Simon Keynes, online since may 2005, the project’s aim is to constitute a database and a prosopographical repertory for the period before 1042 (accession of Edward the Confessor). It includes all the people, named or not, mentionned in many kinds of sources : historical or hagiographical texts, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions and coins.
    Each prosopographical form is made of various factoids, which represent all the elements known about a person - name, family, known properties, associated events, etc. We can search the database by name, century or part of a century, source, social statute, place, function, etc. There are systematic links between people whose factoids are analogous or identical (people with the same name, or known to be at the court of the same sovereign, etc.). Finally, there is a selection of links for some important persons.
    An important part of the project PASE 2, on the period 1042-1100, under the responsibility of Janet L. Nelson, Stephen Baxter and Simon Keynes, is now online. A choice has been made, open to discussion : the "Normans" have not been included in the prosopography. Only the "English" have been recorded, between the beginning of the reign of Edward the Confessor and the beginning of the twelfth-century.

    Royal Genealogical Data (British Monarchy)
    Origin : Brian Tompsett (Hull University).

    Database on the members of English royal families since the origins, very useful to find a king or a member of his lignage. Nevertheless, the presentation is not very friendly.
    Author : M. Needham (personal site)

    This website included a detailed chronology of medieval England (until 1499), which can be searched along several criteria : period, person (with short biographical notices), place and category. It is easy to navigate and very useful…

    Paleographical course
    Author : Dave Postles, Marc Fitch Research Fellow, University of Leicester, England.

    This site offers an online paleographical course, based on anglo-norman charters. It is very comprehensive.

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