The collected edition of the historical works of Sir Francis
Palgrave, projected by his son, the late Sir R. H. Inglis Palgrave, and then supervised by his great-grandson, Mr. G. P. Barker, is now complete (Cambridge University Press, ten vols., £2 2s. each volume). The eighth volume, entitled Truths and Fictions of the Middle Ages, contains Palgrave's historical stories, " The Merchant and the Friar " (1837) and " Three Generations of a Norfolk Family," which was left unfinished in manuscript ; Mr. A. Hamilton Thompson has prefixed a learned and kindly introduction. The ninth and tenth volumes, edited by Mr. H. E. Malden, contain a number of Edinburgh and Quarterly articles with Paigrave's introductions to his editions of the Rotuli Curiae Regis and Ancient Kalendars, which recall the excellent work that he did as Deputy-Keeper of the Records. Paigrave's wide knowledge and easy style are exemplified in the miscellaneous articles dealing principally with mediaeval themes.