Padel (O. J.)

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Padel, Oliver, “The corpus of Old Cornish”, in: Erich Poppe, Simon Rodway, and Jenny Rowland (eds), Celts, Gaels, and Britons: studies in language and literature from antiquity to the middle ages in honour of Patrick Sims-Williams, Turnhout: Brepols, 2022. 211–237.
Padel, O. J., “Where was Middle Cornish spoken?”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 74 (2017): 1–31.
Padel, Oliver, “Celtic, Pictish and Germanic onomastics in the work of H. M. Chadwick”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 69–70 (2014): 157–170.
Padel, O. J., Arthur in medieval Welsh literature, 2nd ed., Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013. 139 pp.
Padel, O. J., “Aneirin and Taliesin: sceptical speculations”, in: Alex Woolf (ed.), Beyond the Gododdin: Dark Age Scotland in medieval Wales. The proceedings of a day conference held on 19 February 2005, 13, St Andrews, 2013. 115–152.
Padel, O. J., “Five Cornish toponyms revisited: Crim, Darite, Uthnoe, Port Isaac, Treverva”, Studia Celtica 47 (2013): 69–111.
Padel, O. J., “Brittonic place-names in England”, in: Jayne Carroll, and David N. Parsons (eds), Perceptions of place: twenty-first-century interpretations of English place-name studies, Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 2013. 1–42.
Padel, O. J., “Asser’s parochia of Exeter”, in: Fiona Edmonds, and Paul Russell (eds), Tome: studies in medieval Celtic history and law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards, 31, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011. 65–72.
Padel, Oliver, Slavery in Saxon Cornwall: the Bodmin manumissions, Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lectures, 7, Cambridge: ASNC, 2008.
Padel, O. J., “Place-names and the Saxon conquest of Devon and Cornwall”, in: N. J. Higham (ed.), Britons in Anglo-Saxon England, 7, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007. 215–230.
Padel, O. J., “Evidence for oral tales in medieval Cornwall”, Studia Celtica 40 (2006): 127–153.
Padel, O. J., “Geoffrey of Monmouth and the development of the Merlin legend”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 51 (Summer, 2006): 37–65.
Padel, O. J., “The charter of Lanlawren (Cornwall)”, in: Katherine OʼBrien OʼKeeffe, and Andy Orchard (eds), Latin learning and English lore: studies in Anglo-Saxon literature for Michael Lapidge, 2 vols, vol. 2, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. 74–85.
Padel, Oliver, “Local saints and place-names in Cornwall”, in: Alan Thacker, and Richard Sharpe (eds), Local saints and local churches in the early medieval West, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 303–360.
Fox, H. S. A., and O. J. Padel, The Cornish lands of the Arundells of Lanherne, fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, 41, Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 2000.  

The Arundell family of Lanherne, near Newquay, was one of the richest and most important in Cornwall in the late Middle Ages, having extensive property in most parts of the county as well as elsewhere (notably Devon and Dorset). Cornwall Record Office has recently acquired the family archive, and this provides the opportunity for publishing some of its rich contents.

As a first offering, this volume contains rentals and surveys of the Arundell lands in Cornwall from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. These documents list the lands and tenants of each property belonging to the family, often in considerable detail. The earliest survey is dated 1343, just before the Black Death, and covers some of the Arundell lands in the area of St Columb Major, Newquay and Padstow. The earliest full survey is for 1451-63 and includes those properties and others in the areas of the Lizard, Penwith, St Austell, Bodmin and the Clay Country. Even then the family lands were still growing, and in the sixteenth century are added further properties in South Cornwall (including one near Looe) and elsewhere; these appear in the later documents published here. These rentals and surveys provide much information about Cornish history in general and in particular for local and family historians in Cornwall, for those interested in social and agricultural history, manorial history, place-names and personal names. There is an introduction covering some of the topics illustrated by the surveys, and helping to make the material accessible to non-specialists.

Padel, O. J., Arthur in medieval Welsh literature, Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 139 pp.
Padel, O. J., “A new study of the Gododdin”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 35 (Summer, 1998): 45–56.
Padel, O. J., “Notes on the new edition of the Middle Cornish Charter endorsement”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 30 (Winter, 1995): 123–127.
Padel, O. J., “The nature of Arthur”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 27 (Summer, 1994): 1–31.
Padel, O. J., “Glastonbury’s Cornish connections”, in: Lesley Abrams, and James P. Carley (eds), The archaeology and history of Glastonbury Abbey: essays in honour of the ninetieth birthday of C. A. Ralegh Radford, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1991. 245–256.
Padel, O. J., “Some south-western sites with Arthurian associations”, in: Rachel Bromwich, A. O. H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds), The Arthur of the Welsh. The Arthurian legend in medieval Welsh literature, 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991. 229–248.
Olson, B. Lynette, and O. J. Padel, “A tenth-century list of Cornish parochial saints”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 12 (Winter, 1986): 33–71.
Padel, O. J., Cornish place-name elements, English Place-Name Society, 56-57, Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 1985.
Padel, O. J., “Geoffrey of Monmouth and Cornwall”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 8 (Winter, 1984): 1–28.
Padel, O. J., “The Cornish background of the Tristan stories”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 1 (Summer, 1981): 53–81.


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