How to read a charter
how to read a charter — the quick and dirty way
Nota Bene: this may not be ideal; rather, it represents what my brain starts doing after about 20 of the things…
In Jesus/God’s name Donors!
Blah blah blah reason for donation!
Blah blah blah recipient!
Blah blah blah stuff donated!
Blah blah blah curses on you if you try to take this stuff away from those nice monks!
Blah blah date blah pathetic monk who wrote this down!
ETA: translation? me? Seriously, though — just ran into one where the blah blah reason is ‘ob metum gehennae aeternae et premium vitae aeternae seu pro remedio animae nostrae aut remissione paccatorum nostrorum’ and then a lot more blah blah fear blah blah reward blah. Not exactly the normal formula.