Submissions are invited from ALL users who wish to write Fines of the Month. Articles on ANY theme using a fine or a series of fines from the rolls published on the website will be accepted. They should be no more than 3000 words and should be submitted in MS Word format. Users are encouraged to provide their own translation of the relevant text but this is not a pre-requisite for submission. Graphs and statistical analysis are also welcome. All suitable entries will be published immediately on this page.

Every entry so published will be eligible for a prize of a £50 book token for the best article. 1 This will be judged by the International Advisory Committee at the meeting in 2010 and awarded shortly thereafter. Submissions should be sent to:

David Carpenter: david.carpenter [at]

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Fine of the Month Competition for 2008 is Sophie Ambler for her article from November 2008, ‘The Fines and Loans of the Montfortian Bishops and the Missing Fine ‘in expedicione’ of 1264’.

The winner of the Fine of the Month Competition for 2007 was Julie Kanter for her article from March 2007, ‘The Four Knights’ System and the Evidence for it in the Fine Rolls’.


Articles written by members of the Project team or the IAC will not be considered for the prize. Back to context...