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Medieval (974–1485)

We hold records from as far back as the 10th century. They include foundational documents from our legal system and material charting the aftermath of the Norman Conquest through to decades of turmoil during the Wars of the Roses.

Stories from the collection

The story of Ravenser Odd

Read about Ravenser Odd

Ravenser Odd was a short-lived island in the mouth of the River Humber. It rose from the sea in the early 13th century and had sunk beneath the waves by 1360.