This is an excellent book and scholarship of England's involvement in the Roman curia and how that operated at this time. I have a personal interest in William Swan of Southfleet and found him well covered and his life set in context. An impressive compilation of a large amount of detailed research.
I think this book is a game-changing book. Researchers in family history can get back really easily now to 1837/1841. Many parish registers and wills are starting to go online, with Wales leading the British Isles at this moment in time. So more and more researchers are getting into medieval family history and the origins of their surnames of interest. DNA testing very often has to be used in parallel to make sure conclusions are justified. This book gives a clear vista of how much material has gone online relating to the ability to research surnames in the medieval period and further forwards in time. It should be acquired by any serious family history researcher interested in the origins… Read more