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Charter Rolls in United Kingdom

The Rolls Series, which while not an exclusively legal source, contains much legal material (Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Charters declared the more solemn acts of the kings, granting rights and privileges. Many of these reside in local cartularies to be found among manorial and ecclesiastical records, as well as in the records of cities and boroughs, and these are not listed here.

Hardy, Thomas D., ed. Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi Asservati, 1199-1216. London : Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1837.

Abstract: Charters, grants and privileges granted by King John, 1199-1216.

—, ed. Rotuli Normanniae in Turri Londinensi Asservati, Johanne Et Henrico Quinto, Angliae Regibus. London: G. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode, 1835.

Abstract: Transcripts, in Latin of a Norman charter roll, contrabrevia rolls, oblata rolls, and rotulus de valore terrarum Normanorum, all in the time of King John, and of a Norman roll for 5 Henry V. Only one volume published.

Charter Rolls and Medieval Law

Charter Rolls and Legal History

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.


See Also

  • Custom in Early Britain (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Pleas of the Crown (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Imprisonment (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Peasant (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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