England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 is a major research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We are exploring the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses. The project will contribute creatively to the longer-term history of immigration to England, and help to provide a deep historical and cultural context to contemporary debates over ethnicity, multiculturalism and national identity.
This website is the current forum for the dissemination of the project’s interim findings. Our News blog provides regular updates on new articles and forthcoming events, which are also listed in our Diary of Events. We are publishing* a variety of articles reflecting the progress of the research in our County Studies and Individual Studies sections.
We will be launching the online database at our public conference in York on 14th February 2015.
The project is a collaboration between the University of York, The National Archives and the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield.
*The contents (text and images) of this website are copyright to England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550, and the named authors (unless otherwise stated) – all rights reserved. To cite an article from this website, please see the citation guide at the bottom of the article.